Knock knock! Great news! UNESCO supported Koch FM to hold its 4-day workshop to develop its first Strategic Plan since its inception in the year 2006. The workshop took place at Jowanga Holdings Hotel, Huruma, Nairobi from 15 to 18 September 2015. It attracted the participation of 25 participants comprising of 16 men and 9 women from Koch FM Team (K-Crew), Koch FM listeners and stakeholders from the civil society organizations (CSO).
One of UNESCO’s mission is to assure that information is made and remains accessible to everyone. With this idea in mind, the organization once again developed a workshop on investigative journalism during the election period in Uganda.
The event took place at the Doves Nest Hotel in Gulu, Uganda from 27 to 29 January 2016, and brought together 12 participants, 4 women and 8 men, who belonged to four community radio stationsnamely: Speak FM, Mama FM, Radio Apac and Nakaseke community radio.
End of December 2015 was organized in Gitega, Burundi, a workshop led by UNESCO aimed to train local radio stations on financial and management planning.
Starting on December 24th, the coordinator of this three-day workshop, Mr Paul Niyungeko, concentrated all his efforts on instructing the three participants, of whom one was a woman, in the financial and management field in order to help them develop an economic vision that would help the local radio reach its financial goals in a strategic, profitable, and viable way.
Inception workshop for UNESCO SIDA funded project themed: “Empowering Local Radios with ICTs" in Uganda
UNESCO landed in Uganda and had the great pleasure to organize, with the support of the Swedish government, a two-day inception workshop from 04 to 05 November 2015 at Metropole Hotel in Kampala.
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.
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.
A whole-week training was delivered to 10 professionals from Mafeteng Community Radio (MCR) in Lesotho. Mr. Thabang Pusoyabone facilitated the workshop from 3 to 7 March 2014, buiding skills on radio editorial programming, reporting issues of local public concern, management, gender-sensitive reporting and income-generation.
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”.
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.