Second phase (2015-2018)

Radio Kwizera is a community radio with its main offices in Ngara, Northwest of Tanzania, in Kagera Region. Its coverage areas include Northwestern Tanzania, Eastern parts of Rwanda, Burundi, and also some parts of the DRC. The radio was founded in 1995 as an initiative of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara. The establishment of the radio was a direct response to the huge deficit in information and education among the rising numbers of refugees fleeing from the Rwandan genocide and the instability around the African Great Lakes Region into the Western parts of Tanzania. Over 3 million people living in the district and its immediate surrounding did not have easy access to local and national news. The radio has been characterized by a search, creation, and defense and at the same time a promotion of a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and development among groups.

UNESCO conducted a research together with local partners and radio stations to identify main issues of local public concern in Radio Kwizera's coverage area:
1. Family planning and early pregnancies 
2. Need for more training of health professionals 
3. Availability of medicine and doctors
1. Single crop dependency 
2. Timely supply of pesticides
3. Water distribution
Social services
1. Access to markets
2. Accessible roads
3. Employment

Other local radio stations from this country