A three-day capacity building for local radio stations personnel in Namibia was conducted from 13 to 15 of February 2013 focusing on integration of ICTs in radio broadcasting and sustainability. This training was organised within the framework of the Namibia National Forum for local radios under the SIDA funded project and also with financial support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.
Having taken place during the World Radio Day celebrations in Namibia, the participants had also the opportunity to take part in a four hour outside broadcasting event and to network with 19 radio stations from Namibia.
- I liked everything, and the trainer was warm and had lots of information. She encouraged all the participants, and all in all it was fruitful.
- I liked the fact that it was not just theory but also practical work. The trainer was great! She had good and concrete examples.
- Very environmentally friendly training. Day 1: Background knowledge was well prepared for beginners, challenges and mechanisms for radio were well explained with examples from daily life. The highlight was the use of Facebook and Twitter. I believe we are now equipped with a strong basis for feedback from using the search engines.
- I liked interaction and information sharing in order to strengthen our stations.
- I liked very much the bringing together with other stations.
What did you not like?
- Slow internet.
- Some practics were not experienced on time due to slow internet.
What support do you require from UNESCO as a follow up to this training?
- The partnership should not end. UNESCO should train managers on fundraising and how to make the stations survive.
- I think Station Managers can benefit from even more trainings especially on topics such as sustainability (i.e. increasing competition, limited budgets etc.).
- Technical support for research/excellence for the station should be taught.
- As a presenter I think we need more advanced technical supply, as most of the time we are struggling with producing the show being not able to get information and make research.