Following a call by the African Press Organisation (APO) to African journalists to apply to win an invitation
to the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, set to take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 May to 1 June 2012, Ugandan news reporter Catherine Nambi was selected as the winner and will participate in the meetings.
Nambi will travel to Arusha to cover the entire event and will have the opportunity to interview experts, senior officers of AfDB and also meet the AfDB head of Communications, Magatte Wade.
"We believe the media has an essential role to play in the development of the African continent. APO works towards offering journalists the tools they need to do their job properly: more transparency, access to information in real-time and capacity building", said Eloïne Barry, APO executive director.
"We are delighted for Catherine and hope that this experience at the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, will help her strengthen her already strong journalistic skills", added Barry.
Nambi, who graduated from Makerere University, has a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication specialising in Broadcast Journalism. After a year spent as a news reporter for local Dembe FM Radio in Uganda, she joined the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Television as a freelance news reporter before moving to the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
As a senior news reporter for Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Radio, Nambi covered the 126th Inter Parliamentary Union Conference recently hosted by the Ugandan parliament in Kampala, but also the 2011 general elections in Uganda along with a number of regional conferences like the Great Lakes Regional Meetings in Kampala.