Presentation of the project "Empowering Local Radios with ICTs"

When :

from Tuesday 12 November, 2013
14:00
to Tuesday 12 November, 2013
15:00

Type of event :

Специальное мероприятие

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Open UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, Paris, France

Contact :

Jonathas Mello, CI/FEM/MAS - j.mello@unesco.org

The UNESCO project "Empowering Local Radio with ICTs" builds the capacity of 32 local radios in 7 African countries, from 2012 until end of 2014. Its overall goal is to improve the lives of the poor, especially women and girls, by raising local radio stations' quality programming.
UNESCO helps local radios acquire ICT skills, achieve an increased range of local news coverage as well as gender equality and financial sustainability. By the end of the project, local radios will be able to provide better social service and engage different sectors of the community in the debate of issues of local public concern. This project is possible thanks to the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).