MISA Regional Secretariat acting director Tabani Moyo was elected into the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) Steering Committee (the board) at its elective Annual General Meeting held in Tirana, Albania, on 30 September 2021.
Moyo, who is also the national director of MISA Zimbabwe, was elected with 17 other board members for a four-year term from 2021 to 2025.
GFMD is an international network of about 200 journalism support and media development organisations, working in more than 70 countries. It is based in Brussels, Belgium.
“We thank the GFMD members for this recognition of MISA’s role as an advocacy brand that serves a multiplicity of stakeholders in the region under complex environments… despite facing numerous challenges such as the closure of our regional office in Namibia in 2015, and subsequent relocation of its offices to Zambia in 2018, and Zimbabwe in 2021, respectively.
“We are an evolving institution that continues to register recognisable impact under difficult circumstances,” said Moyo.
“We are driven by the value proposition of being the thought leader, knowledge institution and expertise organisation. I think this bears testimony to our humble efforts in living up to this commitment.
“Once again, I’m grateful to the membership for bestowing this leadership mantle on fellow steering committee members and myself for the four-year tenure of office, which, hopefully, will position the media development agenda and complexities of the continent on the global stage.”
MISA is also a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Co-ordinating Team of the Southern African Development Community Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF) and also serves on the IFEX Governing Council.