BACKGROUND

The recent United States of America (USA) elections elevated debate on “Fake News.” The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) picked on the theme “Democracy-Fake News Industry-Economy” for its 15th IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum to explore and gain insights on how “Fake News” impacts the East Africa region’s quest for democratization and economic development. The key focus areas of this year’s forum will be on artificial intelligence, data mining, profiling and individual choice. East Africans should query how much of what they believe to be information and news is “fake” and its impact on sense of informed choice both in political and economic development processes. This year’s event will include a poster session to showcase how artificial intelligence has become a key component in influencing individual choice.

Day 1: Market Place of Ideas: Keynote address to be delivered by the senior political analyst from East Africa to set the tempo for the meeting. This will be followed by researched presentations from consumers of information, ICT practitioners, data experts and journalists in three main panels.

Day 2: Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Profiling and Individual Choice; the place of Authoritative Sources in thirst for News and Decision making.

Day 3: Hot Seat on Just how informed is informed decision;  Poster Exhibition Session – Artificial Intelligence and Individual Choice; navigating Fake News to grow democracy and Economic Development in East Africa.

*All events will be open to Social Media participation and the final outcomes published for media dissemination.

Event Date: May 24 – 27, 2017

Venue: Mombasa, Kenya

Registration Fee: USD 200 (*All participants will cater for their own travel and accommodation)

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2017

THE 15TH IREN EASTERN AFRICA MEDIA FORUM APPLICATION FORM

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*In case of any questions, contact Sally on Sally@irenkenya.com or call +254724972298

Registration Fee: USD 200 (*All participants will cater for their own travel and accommodation)*

The 15TH IREN EASTERN AFRICA MEDIA FORUM PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES

Platinum SponsorsUSD 80,000-100,000

  • 5-minutes speaking opportunity during the opening of the 15th IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum
  • Receive both Analytical and previous Reports from the IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum events.
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  • Partner recognition in all day’s activities

Gold SponsorsUSD60,000-80,000

  • 3-minutes speaking before the panel discussions
  • Receive Analytical reports from the IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum
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  • Partner recognition in sponsor online banner and marketing materials e.g. E-shots
  • Partner recognition during the opening of the forum
  • Half (½) page advert on the program booklets.
  • Partner recognition in all day’s activities

Silver SponsorsUSD40,000-60,000

  • Receive general Report from the IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum event
  • Partner recognition on Partner’s banner
  • Partner recognition in sponsoronline banner and marketing materials e.g. E-shots
  • Partner recognition during the opening of the forum
  • Partner logo on the program booklets.

Bronze SponsorsUSD 20,000 – 40,000

  • Partner logo on the program booklets
  • Partner recognition on Partner’s banner
  • Receive general Report from the IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum event

Friends of IREN Eastern Africa Media ForumUSD 5,000+

  • Partner recognition on Partner’s banner
  • Receive general Report from the IREN Eastern Africa Media Forum event

*You will receive an invoice upon submission of your application*

The 15TH IREN EASTERN AFRICA MEDIA FORUM PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES APPLICATION FORM

PARTNER’S NAME*

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SPONSORSHIP CATEGORY (Tick to choose. Choose one option)
 Platinum Sponsors USD80,000-100,000
 Gold Sponsors USD60,000-80,000
 Silver Sponsors USD40,000-60,000
 Bronze Sponsors USD 20,000 – 40,000
 Friends of IREN EAST Africa Media Forum USD 5,000+

*In case of any questions, contact Sally on Sally@irenkenya.com or call +254724972298

PARTNERS

The Friedrich Naumann STIFTUNG (FNST)

IREN Kenya

The African Executive