First phase (2012-2014)

From 24 to 25 October 2012, UNESCO organized a workshop at the Gombe community, to introduce accounting and financial planning practices in three radio stations. 

Local Radio

Radio Moanda

99 FM

Radio Bangu

100 FM

The two-days training facilitated by Prof. Makunza Keke consisted of an introduction to tools and software that can facilitate the financial and accounting at the everyday work from community radio managers and employees. Trainees evaluated positively the workshop in terms of acquiring new knowledge and learning how to use new tools and techniques to manage their local radios' financial and accounting challenges. The teaching methodology combined practical exercises with financial theory and motivated discussions about different accounting practices and the financial income for local radios stations.

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Community media, including local radio, should be supported from several angles: strenghtened skills and capacity-building, reinforced network and knowledge sharing, promotion of favorable legislative environment for sustainable growth. UNESCO is supporting community media practically by training professionals, but is also working with duty-bearers to ensure progress at policy-level.