The workshop carried out in Namibia, from February 13th to 15th, enhanced 30 trainees’ skills in the use of ICTs for broadcasting, editorial work, programme production, reporting and monitoring of radio programmes. The trainer was Ms. Grace Githaiga, PhD candidate at a joint programme of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi, and Roskilde University in Denmark.
The training entailed close collaboration with the radio station managers. Beforehand, it was shared the preparation of the training manual and programme, ensuring that the stations are involved in developing training contents. Targetting hands-on activities during the training, participants produced at least one blog each, created a Facebook page and Twitter account for the four stations.
It was adopted a participatory methodology composed of thematic sections and practical activities. It covered foundations of radio broadcasting, particuliarities of local radio, principles of operation, community engagement, sustainability, use of ICTs in radio stations for enhancing participation, mobile participation, FOSS, social media, new collaborative media, cloud storage and ethical issues.
1. Understanding Radio
1.1. What informs local radio and why local radio?
1.2. Basics of local radio
1.3. Principles of operation
1.4. Participation of audiences
7. Sharing and storing documents in the cloud