12/02

World Radio Day 2014 in Lesotho

UNESCO, in partnership with Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho and the United Nations Information Office, hold a half-day seminar on 12 February 2014 as a preparation of World Radio Day celebration.

Themes: Gender equality
04/02

Financial planning and management workshop to improve local radio stations' sustainability in Tanzania

From 4 to 7 February 2014, financial managers representing six community radios in Tanzania (Micheweni, Orkonorei, Pambazuko, Mtegani, Kahama, and Sengerema) gathered for a workshop to enhance their capacities, knowledge and skills to strengthen sustainable financial planning and management at their stations. The event was facilitated by financial expert Mr. Wilbert Kitima through UNESCO's project “Empowering Local Radios with ICTs”, supported by SIDA. 

03/02

Workshop to develop mobile technology skills of local radios' correspondents in Tanzania

From 3 to 7 February 2014, twenty-five correspondents from five local radios (Pambazuko, Micheweni, Kyela, Uzikwaza, and Mtegani) convened at Pambazuko FM in Ifakara, Tanzania, for a workshop on the use of mobiles phones and applications for gathering and reporting news.  

19/12

Workshops on Correspondents' reporting in the DRC

From 19th to 21st December 2013, UNESCO organized workshops on the role of correspondents for the four radio stations in the DRC participating in the project "Empowering local radios with ICTs". Almost 60 radio correspondents and staff, 15 from each station, were trained during this period.

11/12

Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Income Generation, Tanzania

From December 11-13, 2013, twenty four local managers, board members and accountants representing nine community radios in Tanzania (Kyela, Sengerema, FADECO, Orkonorei FM, Kahama, Mtegani, Micheweni, Pangani and Pambazuko) met in a capacity building gathering with the purpose of enhancing their knowledge and skills at their work places. The event was facilitated by UNESCO and supported by SIDA through the project “Empowering Local Radios with ICTs.”

10/12

Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of radio programmes, Tanzania

On 10 December, 2013, twenty-one participants representing nine community radios in Tanzania (Sengerema, FADECO, Orkonorei FM, Kahama, Pangani FM, Kyela, Pambazuko, Mtegani and Micheweni) joined to assess the progress towards using ICTs to support and strengthen local radio broadcasting. Gaining from exchanges with experts and one another, participants came up with a strategy to establish monitoring and evaluation capacities of the local radios by advising them to set up M&E portfolios among their staff, as well as training and coaching for M&E representatives from community radios, crucial for extending and improving data collection. The event was facilitated by UNESCO and supported by SIDA through the project “Empowering Local Radios with ICTs”. 

04/12

ICTs and mobile for contacts management, content production and correspondents' reporting in Zambia

From 4th to 6th December 2013, UNESCO organized a workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, which provided hands-on training for 14 reporters (7 were women) representing 10 local radios. The goal of the workshop was to move the stations into a digital mindset and to expose them to the tools available online that would help to advance them without substantial cost.

02/12

Workshop on planning and financial management in DRC

A third workshop on planning and financial management was held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, from 2 to 3 December 2013, to 12 radio managers and financial staff.

19/11

Workshop on the use of internet to report on three thematic areas of local concern in Sauti FM, Kenya

On 19th November 2013, 15 radio journalists (8 men and 7 women) from Sauti FM were trained in Asembo bay, Siaya county, Kenya. The training increased their capacities on the use of internet to report on the three selected areas of local concern: agriculture, health and women empowerment. 

17/11

Workshop to raise capacity to produce programs in three areas of local concern in Sauti FM, Kenya

From 17th to 18th November 2013, 15 radio Sauti staff (8 men and 7 women) were trained in Asembo Bay, Siaya county, Kenya. The workshop target was to enhance their capacities on producing programs in agriculture, health and women empowerment. 

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