First phase (2012-2014)

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. 

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Workshop in Sauti FM, Kenya
Training group during workshop in Sauti FM, Kenya

Dr. Onuonga, Fredrick Mariwa and Mary Casiraghi, from Community Media Support, conducted a participatory training as follows:

-          analysis of the level of understanding of the trainees about the topics to be trained;

-          identification of the capacity gaps;

-          theoretical and practical components, including individual and group exercises.

After the activities, an evaluation took place identyfing how new concepts would be put into practice in radios' daily routines.

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