First phase (2012-2014)

94.1 FM

Ohangwena Community Radio (Ohangwena region) was funded by UNESCO in 1998. It serves one of the poorest regions of the country and has coverage of 180 km, potentially reaching 227.728 inhabitants. There are specific radio programmes for women, young, who are given a chance to discuss issues that affect their lives, develop informed opinions, make informed decisions and become more adept at using information to protect themselves. The participation in the project would build on previous training provided by UNESCO, namely: communication and gender policy, marketing and creative community programming, as well as reporting on development issues, with special focus on disaster risk reduction, preparedness and management.

The project Empowering Local Radios with ICTs conducted a research together with local radio stations to identify main issues of local public concern in the Ohangwena Community Radio’s coverage area:

Health

  1. Alcohol and drugs abuse
  2. HIV/AIDS
  3. Lack of health care education

Agriculture

  1. Water supply shortage
  2. No fertile land available
  3. Lack of information in land acquisition

Public Service delivery

  1. Lack of basic municipal services
  2. Lack of reliable water and electrical supply
  3. Lack of jobs for the youth completing school

Related capacity building workshops

Other local radio stations from this country

Base FM

106.2 FM

Live FM

90.3 FM