The chairman of the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, will join a high-level delegation of political, business and media leaders on a study tour to Senegal and Gambia from April 22 to 28, officials announced today.
John Yearwood, president/CEO of Yearwood Media Group, will use the visit to meet with representatives of various journalism organizations to promote the June 21 to 23 IPI World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria.
“At the IPI World Congress, we’ll discuss some of the exciting innovations in journalism being practiced in Africa as well as confront important issues facing journalists on the continent”, Yearwood, former World Editor of the Miami Herald, said. “I’m looking forward to discussing these issues and inviting colleagues in Senegal and Gambia to join us in Abuja.”
The West African tour is part of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network’s “Pathway to Solutions” initiative that seeks to popularize the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals”, ARDN President and CEO Djibril Diallo, who will lead the delegation, said.
“ARDN is committed to working with various stakeholders to achieve the 17 development goals by 2030”, Diallo said. “The goals are critical to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.”