Welcome to Panos Eastern Africa

Panos Eastern Africa (PEA or Panos) is south-led and based regional information and communications for development, not for profit, non government organisation that believes quality information is a right for all and a tool for development. Panos is a part of a global network of institutions. PEA works to reduce poverty through strengthening independent journalism and information flows for poor and marginalised people, generating greater commitment to the role of media and communication among development policy-makers

21st November, 2014

Post 2015 Development Agenda; why we think ‘’Free Media and Access’’ to Information are critical development concerns that should be included in the SDGs.

The four African Panos Institutes recently engaged in an initiative where over 30 Africa and international media experts and civil society actors met in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi to discuss and formulate an African advocacy programme to have ‘’Free Media and Access to Information’’ established as a clear development goal in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being formulated to replace the Millennium development Goals at the end of 2015.

31st October, 2014

Stigma Idex Project Featured in this Week's Drumbeat

The Stigma Index is a tool to measure stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV. The results of the Stigma Index provide quantitative evidence of stigma and discrimination, and it is designed to allow stigma and discrimination to be compared over time. Panos Eastern Africa and Panos Southern Africa worked with national partners to set up training and fellowship programmes for national journalists to produce improved and increased print coverage on HIV stigma. The media work was informed by the experience and outcomes of the oral testimony work in each country, with some of the oral testimony interviewers participating in the media workshops. A total of 48 journalists attended workshops, and 30 feature articles were published in the final year of the project.

9th September, 2014


We recognize that the year 2015, will be a major historical landmark in the world of development. The era of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will come to a close, and a new development era will be ushered in. The time to celebrate our achievements, to reflect on challenges of the past and to define our vision of the future is upon us. The discourse on the Post 2015 development agenda is well underway at various levels throughout the world. It’s our position that one important domain and group that should be given priority is children – by far the biggest demographic group in Uganda, the most vulnerable segment of Ugandan society, yet the most important and decisive element for not only Uganda, but Africa’s sustained growth, prosperity and participation in the world economy.


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6th August, 2014 in Resources


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6th August, 2014 in Resources


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