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Sharing Expertise and Knowledge For A New Generation

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JOURNALISM AND BROADCASTING

Peter leads a team of experienced journalists who offer training in all aspects of journalism and broadcasting from Newsroom management and production to reporting, presentation, technical and camera skills. Peter brings more than thirty years of frontline experience as a senior BBC editor and field producer and offers one-to-one mentoring and master-classes on how to make and deliver award-winning journalism.

MENTORING

Peter is currently mentoring several young people around the world and is available for one-to-one coaching sessions. He shares lessons from his own career, his successes and his setbacks, and helps people achieve progress in their careers.

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EDUCATION

Peter spent three years as a Practitioner-In-Residence at UCLan, one of the UK’s leading university Schools of Journalism. He teaches at the African Leadership University in Rwanda and Mauritius and at the Multimedia University in Kenya. His specialist courses include African Business Journalism, Constructive Journalism in Africa, The Future of Journalism and practical craft skills from writing and reporting to presentation and editing.

BLOGS AND WRITING

Peter articles have been published in a range of Africa-focussed publications including African Business, African Leadership, AP Insights and Focus On Africa magazine. He’s also been writing a regular Op-Ed column for 7d News. He uses his wide knowledge of Africa and world affairs to spot the trends and assess the impact on people’s lives.

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CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Peter works in partnership with Hayes-Collins Media running crisis management courses for corporate clients and diplomatic missions around the world. He has held crisis communications courses in China, Africa and the UK and recently helped train some 200 media workers in Ethiopia. Peter also brings a vast experience of leading BBC teams through crises and war-zones around the world.

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING

Peter is an engaging motivational speaker and is available to be a guest speaker at your events and gala dinners. In his 30 year BBC career he’s witnessed and reported on many of the world’s most important and historic events and has many stories and anecdotes to share.

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IMPACT INVESTING

Peter is Senior Advisor to Siyakha Africa. He works closely with international impact investors and partners them with African entrepreneurs. He offers a full support package of intelligence, research and financial services for investors seeking to engage in the African market.

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About Me

Peter Burdin is a leading voice on Africa.

He's the BBC’s former Africa Bureau Chief and he brings more than thirty years experience as a senior editorial leader in the BBC’s international news operations. He now mentors and trains young journalists through his own Nairobi-based media company PBA Media Ltd.

Peter is an Ambassador for the Tutu Foundation UK,  he’s on the Board of the African Leadership University, the South Africa-UK Trust, and is Chair of Trustees for Humanity & Inclusion UK.

His expertise includes investments, economic empowerment, education, journalism and media and crisis management.

He’s Senior Advisor to Siyakha Africa the financial services company that brings together international investors and African SMEs and entrepreneurs. He also advises to the Policy Centre for African People and the Agricultural Growth Network.

In 2017 Peter co-founded Education Sub Saharan Africa.-ESSA- which seeks to transform education outcomes across the continent.

He’s moderated conferences at Oxford and Cambridge University Africa Societies, and also worked with the University of Central Lancashire on developing partnerships with African universities and hosting Journalism Symposiums in Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia.

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