Diana Tibeitorb Ngon

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Empowering Women in Media for Peacebuilding in Northern GhanaGhana

Diana Tibeitorb Ngon is a Ghanaian multimedia Journalist working with one of Ghana's leading private media houses, Citi FM and Citi TV as the Northern Regional Correspondent. She is a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, now under the University of Media, Arts, and Communication (UniMAC).

Diana has worked in rural communities of Northern Ghana to highlight the development challenges facing the vulnerable populations of these communities. Her news reports on such topics have propelled her to national and international acclaim. She is a recipient of multiple awards, including the United Nations 2022 Young Special Prize winner of the Crises of Inequality Media Contest and the Ghana Journalists Association Best Reporter for Conflict Reporting in the Northern region in 2019.

Diana has turned her focus onto the increased threat of violent extremism in Northern Ghana and has collaborated with other stakeholders to produce news reports on counterterrorism efforts. She has initiated a mentorship program to mentor up and coming female journalists and has facilitated journalism trainings at Tamale Technical University to impact the next generation of female journalists from Northern Ghana.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Empowering Women in Media for Peacebuilding in Northern Ghana

Diana's project trained 15 women journalists and media practitioners in conflict and gender sensitive reporting. Participants were equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to effectively report on and counter violent extremism and promote peacebuilding in their communities. By doing so, the project increased awareness about the threat of violent extremism and promoted the important role that women in media play in creating peace and stability in the wake of violent extremism in Northern Ghana.

After the workshop, the participants created a network of women in media called ‘She Pens Peace,’ which facilitated virtual meetings to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing. ‘She Pens Peace’ has a strong social media presence, and its content has reached over 1,000 people.  

The project also started a media campaign to raise awareness of the important role women can have in promoting peace and stability in Ghana, especially with the upcoming general elections. 

The project has made me realize that peace is very important in nation-building and women being the world's population should be given opportunities as their male counterparts." Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Diana was a participant in the IVLP Project Women Leaders - Promoting Peace and Security organized by the U.S. Department of State and World Learning.

Diana's exchange experience led to the development of her IVLP Impact Award Project: "We cannot transform conflict until we figure out how to get people's needs met."

U.S. Communities Visited

Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL

Country: Ghana

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