05/04

Mwanedu FM in Kenya acquired new skills on sustainability, income generation and reporting on health issues

Seven local radio journalists, four male and three female, were trained from 31 March to 5 April 2014 in Mwanedu FM, Kenya. The three workshops covered: entrepreneurship, income-generation and reporting on health issues of local concern, specifically on HIV/Aids.

19/03

Pangani FM hosts workshop on monitoring and techniques, Tanzania

Pangani FM local radio in Tanga, Tanzania, hosted an ICT workshop for 18 participants from nine different local radio stations, on the 17th to the 19th of March 2014. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Abdullah Mfuruki and Ms. Rose Haji Mwalimu, and was aimed to strengthen the participant’s’ knowledge and skills on monitoring, evaluation approaches and techniques.

14/03

Workshop on ICTs, journalism and corresponding in Cape Town, South Africa

A five day workshop on the use of ICTs to report issues of local concern was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 10 to 14 of March 2014. The trainings were conducted by Mrs. Brenda Leonard and benefited 32 participants, including 15 women, from all 5 radio stations under the project in South Africa, plus Mafeteng Community Radio from Lesotho and !aH FM from Namibia. The trainees included board members, correspondents, managers and journalists from the 7 local radio stations.

24/02

ICT workshop at Ohangwena Community Radio, Eenhana, Namibia

Ohangwena Community Radio station staff attended a five-days workshop to build skills on ICT to strengthen their local news coverage and the sustainability of their local radio station.

13/02

World Radio Day 2014 celebration and training in Kisumu county, Kenya

UNESCO celebrated World Radio Day on 13 February 2014 under the theme: Gender Equality in Radio in Kisumu, KenyaThe event brought together 50 participants from Media Houses, Community Radios Stations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Kisumu County Government Officials

13/02

World Radio Day 2014 celebration and training in Dodoma, Tanzania

On the occasion of World Radio Day 2014, 13 February, UNESCO Dar es Salaam joined the Media Council of Tanzania for an event in the capital city of Dodoma, bringing together over 150 media stakeholders from across the country around this year’s global theme: the role of radio in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

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.

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.

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. 

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