13/02

Breeze FM's celebration of World Radio Day 2014

To celebrate World Radio Day 2014, on 13 February 2014, Breeze FM based in Chipata, Zambia, organized radio shows to engage listeners and promote a debate around the celebration's theme for this year: "Gender equality and women's empowerment in radio".

13/02

World Radio Day 2014 celebration in Namibia

On 13 February 2014, MISA Namibia, UNESCO, civil society organisations and numerous radio stations celebrated World Radio Day in Windhoek, Namibia.

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. 

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
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”. 

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. 

14/11

Workshop on editorial, programming and monitoring matters, including radio formats and gender focus in Sauti FM, Kenya

On 14th November 2013, 15 radio Sauti journalists (8 men and 7 women) were trained in Asembo Bay, Siaya county, Kenya. The workshop enhanced their capacities on editorial, programming and monitoring matters, including radio formats and gender focus. 

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