Encouraging gender-sensitivity and the inclusion of women’s voices on-air


Focusing on issues most important to the community


Helping to ensure local broadcasting into the future


Promoting quality journalism and engaging communities


Building correspondent networks across hard-to-reach areas

About the Project

The UNESCO “Empowering Local Radio with ICTs” project (2012 – 2018), supported by Sweden, built the capacities of 59 local radio stations, located in 10 African countries, by strengthening long-term skills of local radio journalists, technicians, volunteers, correspondents and station managers. Emphasis on the integration of ICTs allowed to modernize the radio stations’ operations. It improved the quality of programmes, the interaction with listeners, mostly poor people in rural areas, and extended the geographical coverage of news through the creation of networks of local correspondents, composed of trained communities’ members.

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Local radio depends on the sharing of information and skills, as well as the support of partners, donors and networks. Find out how you can help support local radio now!

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