Workshop to raise capacities to produce programmes in three areas of concern in Pangani, Tanzania

On 8 September 2013, UNESCO staff and trainers from Dar es Salaam travelled to Pangani, Tanga for a workshop to raise capacities of correspondents from five local radios in the United Republic of Tanzania to produce programmes on four selected areas of concern (agriculture, health education, and good governance).


Workshop on correspondents' reporting at Valley FM, South Africa

The workshop took place during 4 days (23, 24 and 31 August and 1 September 2013), equipping 10 radio correspondents (4 men and 6 women) with the ability to use ICT in their broadcasting. The trainer was Mr. Al-Ameen Kafaar, an experienced journalist and communication specialist, and training was held at Valley FM’s premises, in Worcester, Western Cape.


Workshop to raise capacities to produce programmes in three areas of concern in Sengerema, Tanzania

This four day workshop, held in Sengerema, Mwanza, in the United Republic of Tanzania, had a special focus on strengthening the capacity of journalists and correspondents from four local radios to report on issues of local public concern. 


Correspondents' network and ICTs for programming, editorial work and diffusion at Ohangwena Community Radio, Namibia

This training aimed at establishing a network of correspondents and increase their knowledge of ICTS in various areas to support local broadcasting. The training took place from 19-23 August 2013 in Eenhana at Ohangwena Community Radio for a total of 6 participants (2 men and 4 women).


Correspondents' network and ICTs for programming, editorial work and diffusion in Mafeteng

A workshop carried out from 15 to 19 July 2013 capacitated 10 correspondents (4 women) from Mafeteng community radio station. Trainees were motivated to discuss the value and possible applications of ICTs in the context of radio broadcasting. The workshop provided Mafeteng community radio station correspondents the knowledge and skills to integrate ICTs into broadcasting in order to improve the quality of programming and encourage Mafeteng community participation.


ICTs use in radio broadcasting and establishment of a network of Correspondents at Live FM

Correspondents from live FM, Rehoboth, attended a training from 8 to 12 July 2013 to improve knowledge and skills on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and  their role in programming, editorial and reporting. UNESCO provided this training for 6 correspondents (4 women) that included theoretical and practical work, including four radio programmes, uploaded on the radio station's YouTube and advertised on Twitter. 


ICTs use in radio broadcasting and establishment of a network of Correspondents at Riverside

UNESCO Windhoek Cluster Office promoted a workshop to explore the use of ICTs for broadcasting, networking, interacting and produce radio content from 24th to 28th June,2013 in Upington, South Africa. The training empowered 10 (5 women) staff and correspondents of Radio Riverside.


ICTs in radio broadcasting and establishment of a network of correspondents at Bush and Atlantis radio stations

Bush Radio and Radio Atlantis'correspondents were trained on the use of ICTs, broadcasting and networking. The workshop took place at Bush Radio, between 24 and 28 June 2013, and capacitated 20 trainees (10 women).


!AH Radio training on Editorial, Programming, Monitoring and Introduction to use of ICTs in Radio broadcasting

UNESCO Windhoek cluster office organized and carried out a 3 day training workshop at !AH radio station, from 18th June 2013 to 20th June 2013. This training aimed at providing training on editorial, programming, monitoring, gender focus and introduction to ICTs to 6 participants (4 women and 2 men) from !aH Radio station in Tsumkwe, Namibia. The training was carried out by Mr. Khumbulani M. Ndlovu, station manager of Base FM, and assisted by Arantxa Mandiola, UNESCO Windhoek.


Financial Planning and Management workshop in Zambia

The workshop carried out in Chipata, Zambia, provided financial planning and management capacitation to 10 participants (4 women) from the 5 participating local radios in Zambia. This training contributed to: build the capacity of the radio stations to plan and control financial resources (Income & expenditure, budgeting, Cashflow projections and growth plans); empower local radio stations for the use of ICTs in financial planning and management, including internet applications; development of financial principles and values (transparency, efficiency, accountability, trust); and elaboration of financial plans for their financial resourcing for 2014 and 2015.



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