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Kaneng Rwang-Pam (PANELIST)
Executive Director & Team Lead The KRP Foundation for Education & Migration Awareness (KRP FEMA), KRP Comms. Ltd

Kaneng Rwang-Pam is a certified trained trainer from a Centre for Management Development accredited institution, the Springfield Centre, an Adam Smith International partner training institution, class of 2009 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and the Deutsche-Welle Akademie, Germany.

She has been training trainers and change agents (NGOs, media…) on understanding the different forms of Gender Based Violence, GBV,strategies to fight gender based violence especially against women and children. She has also anchored anti gender based violence webinars notable among which is the Saraha Reporters anti rape community mobilisation webinar which attracted about 28,000 people while it was live streaming on Facebook.

She is a member of the Child Protection Network, the National Treasurer of the Network Agaisnt Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour, NACTAL, a trained counselor and Psychological Support First Aid first responder and trainer.

The vision bearer of KRP Communications Ltd, and the KRP Foundation for Education and Migration Awareness (KRP FEMA) a social enterprise with the vision of building the largest community of education stakeholders in Africa while conducting human trafficking preventive education programming, one intervention at a time. The organization which identified education as a platform for equal opportnity and a lack of which predisposes especially young people to irregular migration in 2015, profiled over 4,000 internally displaced persons from Nigeria’s North East and North Central, identified hundreds of children with learning gaps and has been providing psychosocial support to at-risk children and vulnerable families. In 2019 alone, her Foundation’s education promotion, safe space, irregular migration and economic empowerment bahvioural change awareness community sensitization campaigns reached over 1,200 at risk school children in Nigeria’s North Central. Her advocacy for quality education (SDG 04) led to the design and implementation of co-curricular training and re-training of over 500 teachers and a step-down to over 5,000 children across Nigeria’s 5 geo political zones from 2018-2020 in collaboration with the Peat-Philips Foundation.

Kaneng is a member of the Plateau State, Nigeria Project Implementation Unit, of the World Bank Education project’s Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empowerment (AGILE) set up in February 2020 to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria in fulfillment of SDG Goal 04. She is is a member of the The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) is a coalition of NGOs, CBOs and FBOs working on education issues in Nigeria.

Kaneng Rwang-Pam is a market development consultant with Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) skills who combines her many years of media, strategic communications experience and the M4P (Markets for the Poor) approach to drive pro-poor, pro-women and pro-youth media-driven development projects to create opportunities for the delivery of concrete change within the African sociopolitical environment. Between May and October of 2020 alone, with live audiences reaching upto 28,000 at a time, she has hosted and served as resource person on over 10 webinars on topics covering irregular migration, cyber trafficking, education, rape, the future of work, the impact of Covid19 on education, the broadcast industry and businesses, political and economic inclusion of undeserved demographics with organizations including the American Spaces, Sahara Reporters, Start-Up Grind, Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission, Institute of Media and Society and SKDC Global among others.

Ms Pam is the Project Manager and Team Lead of the 2020-2023 Next Economy Graduate Employ ability Trajectory project of the SOS Children’s Villages currently running in only 4 African countries with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foeriegn Affairs and implemented by KRP Communications Ltd and KRP FEMA in Plateau State.

Experienced in Portfolio Management, she has led the design and delivery of several organizational development programmes for media, development, iNGOs, Federal Government and World Bank supported projects, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), UN Women, UNODC, NGOs, public and private sector organizations in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Gombe, Adamawa, Enugu, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Kwara, Kogi and Kaduna States since 2008.

Kaneng is a national support facilitator for the TearFund and Centre for Management Development-accredited national development and training association, CRUDAN (Christian Rural Development Association of Nigeria).

She is a Farm Radio International and Mercy Corps consultants trainer who has been trained to facilitate the coverage of conflict (USIS), health (BBC-WST), Psychosocial Support First Aid & Counselling (IOM), gender and business (Springfield Centre). She has served in complex political, business and media markets as a media lead facilitator, trainer and mentor in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Nassarawa, Niger, Kano, Gombe, Kaduna, Adamawa and Jos for and with organizations including Adam Smith International, DFID, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), UN Women, UNODC, DAAR Communications, Silverbird Communications and Steam Broadcasting and Communications among others.

Kaneng has been training and mentoring various media, development and civil society teams for over a decade. She was part of the design and implementation teams for, among others (1) The National Assembly’s Business Environment Network, a dialogue and research platform for legislators and the Organized Private Sector. (2) The engagement process which led to the gazetting of 3 grazing reserves for cattle breeders in Kaduna State (3) The Kanawa Market Relocation mobilization exercise between the State Government & KASTU, the trader union.(4) The Lagos Camber of Commerce’ Business Environment Roundtable, BER. (5) Mortgage Bankers Association, MBAN Housing Reform communications strategy & membership mobilization (6) The NAFDAC & Kaduna Agro Processors’ policy amendment process. (7) The World Bank assisted African Institute for Applied Economics BECANS 2- State-by-State Ease of Biz In Nigeria Report Launch.

Kaneng has been part of the European Union Election Observation Missions (EU EOM) to Nigeria 2011, 2015 and 2019 serving in the national staff as lead media monitor and technical assistant to Media Experts and Analysts from Europe. She has been directly involved in the coordination of a number of EUEOM strands of work including the organization of a national stakeholder roundtable with local, national and international electoral and political stakeholders in Nigeria to review electoral processes, the uptake of EU election recommendations in the 2014 Follow up Mission and the presentation of the EU EOM Nigeria 2019 Final Report to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Kaneng who studied Mass Communication and Journalism at the undergraduate level, is arguably one of the very few practitioners who continues to advocate for and innovate improvements in the media and communications landscape and their role in development. She has designed a revolutionary diagnostic review toolkit covering the major thematic areas of broadcast set up to help broadcast media owners understand and assess their readiness to run broadcast outfits. The capacity assessment toolkit helps equipment, content and marketing set up consultants quickly analyse and make strategic recommendations to media owners on branding and market positioning. She is currently working on a similar capacity assessment and diagnostic toolkit for Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organizations.

Kaneng Rwang-Pam, a veteran broadcaster with over 25 years experience in the field is a seasoned voice over artist and has anchored dozens of studio based and outside broadcast radio, TV, local and world class broadcast and social events across several cities including Nigeria’s National Security Summit 2017, Abuja, Nigeria, TearFund’s Post Oil Nigeria Conference 2018 and the International Conference on Hospital Management and Administration, ICOHMA 2019.

For over fifteen years she served at the managerial level leading, training and mentoring broadcast teams using lessons and field practice from groups such as the BBC World Service Trust (BBC-WST) & the Deutsche–Welle AKADEMIE, Germany. Kaneng has matched wit and skill with professionals from other countries in the interest of capacity building to improve Nigeria’s media and development landscapes.

Kaneng currently sits on the Boards of the following organizations;

  • The KRP Foundation for Education & Migration Awareness (Chair)
  • The Lizzy Anche Foundation (Chair)
  • Peat-Philips Foundation (Member)
  • Rwang Pam Memorial Schools (Member)
  • SKDC Global Links Limited (Member)