Communication and ICTs

Distance learning via radio for rural communities in Somalia: An FAO initiative

Overcoming COVID-19 restrictions through adaptive measures that facilitate access to agricultural and nutrition knowledge Over the years, Somalia experienced conflict and fragility that resulted in severe poverty and vulnerability, displacement, poor economic capacity, and food and nutrition insecurity. Most of the country’s population is in rural areas, and they rely on agriculture as the primary source of livelihood and exports. In 2020, up to 1.3 million people in Somalia faced

The resolutions of the evaluation of the year of the uninterrupted signal of Radio Amani FM: A program of local RFI partner associations and RFI CLUBS

Moderator: Jafari Bienvenue Luube Theme and questions that guided the evaluation:  “A year of existence without interruption, what weaknesses, challenges to strengthen, what strengths to capitalize on for a future full of success of Radio Amani FM » And therefore the assessment of the strengths and difficulties or weaknesses and strategies for the emergence of the Radio.    Among the strengths:  The mixed assembly composed of journalists from the Radio,

FARIDA, a mobile solution to increase the income of community radio stations

Community radios in Africa and in the Democratic Republic of Congo are most often faced with insufficient material, financial and technical resources to meet their editorial needs. However, with new information and communication technologies, it is nowadays possible to maximize your audience and attract more advertisers on the radio and also on online platforms. It is in this context that the Internews organization and the Online Media Association in the

Julieth Muunga, runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

At Radio Maria in Tanzania, Julieth Muunga is the sole presenter and producer of a 30-minute program called Jinsia na Maendeleo (Gender and Development), which was named the runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio. Ms. Muunga started broadcasting in 2007 as a volunteer at two different radio stations while studying for a university certificate in Journalism at the University of Dar es Salaam. When she began her

Webinar: How ICTs Create Happiness

WSIS is having a panel on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at 12 p.m. CEST about how ICTs create happiness. Register for the event now to see Farm Radio International’s Kathryn Burnham, and other speakers: The event is available only in English.

Yenkasa Africa Celebrates World Radio Day 2022: Radio, the lifeblood of local development

The theme of the 2022 edition of World Radio Day is “Radio and Trust”.  This theme is so topical as the reality of our time has placed a renewed appreciation for the value and worth of relationships. The pandemic has forced us all to look at what is trustworthy and true. Fake news seriously destabilizes and adversely affects various communities. All over the world, people have returned to focusing on

Launch of UNDFF-Yenkasa Campaign Phase II

On 25th November 2021, the Yenkasa Africa team launched the Phase II of the Regional Communication Campaign which focused on promoting the radio magazines produced. In attendance were farmer organizations representatives, FAO, and other Yenkasa partners. During the event we had discussions about the partnerships between farmers’ organizations and community media, giving voices to family farmers, and the presentation of the campaign packages. The speakers during the event were; Silvia

A pandemic of misinformation: Radio and COVID-19 in Africa

Watch Farm Radio International’s town hall on COVID-19, misinformation, and the role of radio in Africa. It’s been a year and a half since COVID-19 has changed our lives. Inspired by the good work of radio broadcasters throughout the pandemic, we checked in with our staff and broadcasting partners to find out what the situation is, now. Vaccines are changing the discourse in Africa — but depending on which country

Family Farming at the heart of Sustainable food systems in Africa

YenKasa Africa would like to invite you to the launch of the “Family Farming at the heart of Sustainable food systems in Africa” Phase II of the UNDFF awareness campaign 2021. As part of its contribution to the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF), Yenkasa Africa organized phase II of its communication campaign in July 2021 with the goal of addressing family farmers and the general public, and raising awareness

Advancing Inclusive Rural Communication Services in Africa

The YenKasa Africa initiative would like to invite you to join our new Rural Communication Services Initiative and Community of Practice. Yenkasa Africa is committed to advancing rural communication services (RCS) to build resilience amongst family farmers, just one aspect of our campaign on resilient family farming as part of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF). We invite you to the launch of the Rural Communication Services Initiative on