On 30 January 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum Office organized the Community Radio Day in Gedaref, Sudan, in Main Hall of the state’s government. The event took place being in frameworks of the project for Strengthening Rural Radio Broadcasting in the East of Sudan, which was entrusted to UNESCO by Italy. About hundred participants including thirty representatives of rural communities of the Gedaref state enjoyed the event, which was honored by the top state’s authorities, such as the Gedaref’s Governor, Minister of Youth, Culture and Information, Minister of Social Welfare, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Education, Head of Police, as well as the Ethiopian Council in Gedaref, and other distinguished state’s functionaries.
Two hours of live music and speeches passed quickly. All rural representatives received the radio-sets from UNESCO and Italian Agency for Development Cooperation for further listening the Community Radio Service’s transmissions of the Gedaref’s Radio, which broadcasting was just increased by the state’s authorities from 20 min per day to 120 min per day.