By operating on a regional level, the Med Media programme can work to explore synergies and avoid duplication of efforts. It will take its cue from the methodology developed and applied by the Groupe d’appui aux médias tunisiens. This initiative brings together representatives from international agencies on a monthly basis to discuss key challenges, lessons learned and ensure complementarity between development projects.

It is envisaged that this approach could work on a regional basis, reaching out to regional heads in key agencies and initiating a discussion of current projects as well as upcoming bids. By involving donor organisations in these meetings, MedMedia will be able to highlight perceived priorities and facilitate an exchange of views between funders and implementers.

Coordination meetings will be moderated by external consultants who will seek to ensure that the exchange is collaborative and constructive.