Learning meetings
Planned meetings and activities for the GFMD International Media Policy and Advisory Centre (IMPACT) in 2021.

Donor-practitioner-academic learning meetings

GFMD IMPACT organises at least four donor-practitioner-academic learning meetings a year to facilitate regular communication, knowledge sharing and experience exchange between donors and practitioners.

Learning meetings 2021

June 17th 2021 - media support responses to disinformation.

Learning meetings 2022

27 January 2022 - Consultation on the development of principles for effective media development.

Sessions at the Global Conference for Media Freedom

2022 - Regulation, legislation, and policy responses to disinformation

Format of GFMD IMPACT learning meetings

Literature reviews

In preparation for each meeting, the GFMD IMPACT team prepares a literature review analysing the most relevant research and other resources. These are shared with participants in advance of the meeting.
See our resources section for previous literature reviews.

Case studies

Case studies, selected by the GFMD IMPACT team, are presented by researchers, practitioners and donors both ahead of learning meetings on GFMD's Youtube channel. See these examples from the learning meeting on disinformation.
Presenting case studies in this format means that the learning meetings themselves can be more interactive and ensure that those unable to attend are still able to benefit from the presentations.

Breakout groups

Where possible, GFMD IMPACT learning meetings have breakout groups where participants are able to discuss in more details the issues raised in the literature reviews, case studies or presentations.
GFMD IMPACT breakout groups held under the Chatham House rule:
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
The breakout groups are also recorded but only for the purposes of record-keeping and to enable accurate reporting. The video or audio is never be shared or published.

Meeting reports

After each meeting, the discussions are written up with the literature review to create a briefing on the topic.

Meeting rules

GFMD IMPACT meetings are not for the solicitation of funding.
GFMD IMPACT meetings provide a dafe space for

GFMD policy and learning meetings

GFMD also organises policy and learning meetings for GFMD members (and invited guests from the donor, funder and academic communities) to analyse significant media development and journalism support issues and topics.
The topics for these meetings will be chosen based on feedback from GFMD's members and with input from GFMD's policy and learning committee.
If you would like to participate in or propose topics for GFMD policy and learning meetings please contact [email protected]