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Covid-19, the game changer

From a media personnel to an entrepreneur and now farmer, Tshinandala Khangale (VhaVenda) was born and bred in Venda, Limpopo province. He is a journalism graduate who further studied a post graduate diploma in TV production. He has worked for different media houses and some government departments until he decided to start his own business. He started a leisure and entertainment business and worked as a director. The business had

Webinar: Challenges and Opportunities for Smallholder/ Family Farmers in Africa during and post COVID-19

This webinar will share knowledge, in-depth analysis and best practices of smallholder/ family farmers, fisher folks, pastoralists, youth and women in Africa in the light of COVID-19 pandemic as well as past experiences such as EVD in West Africa, 2008 International Food Crisis When: 16 June 2020 at 9.00-10.30 am GMT/West Africa, 10.00-11.30am Central Africa, 11.00am-12.30pm Southern Africa and 12.00noon-1.30pm East Africa Where: Zoom with simultaneous interpretation in English and

Poetry to help save lives during COVID-19

“Let’s not assume That we are not going to be infected Let’s prepare as though We will be affected Call 1025 And you can save lives.”   Through their poem, Jainaba and Awa are making an effort to change the way youth look at the threats from COVID-19 as they embrace the realities in The Gambia. They are among the 83 applicants who have submitted their entries in the poetry challenge initiated

How one journalists’ association is responding to COVID-19

Sita Traoré Diallo is a journalist for Le Quotidien, a newspaper based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The 40-year-old is also part of Coordination of Communicators of Koudougou (CCK), an association of journalists that responds to the needs of local media and, in the face of COVID-19, is adapting to the needs of the population. The associated was created in 2010 and came out of an event based on the needs

Resources for communicating about COVID-19

In times of crisis, communication is more important than ever. There is an immense amount of information available on coronavirus and COVID-19, but how do we best communicate it? Here are some resources to guide you. It’s important that communicators use the right words and address the right issues so that people understand the disease and the actions to take to slow its spread. Communicators can not only contribute to

Covid-19: Hirondelle media adapt to better inform

As Covid-19 progresses in Africa, Fondation Hirondelle’s media and news programs are organizing to protect their staff and adapting their content to inform local populations about the pandemic. An overview, from Mali to Madagascar. Fondation Hirondelle has been working with its teams in the field since mid-March to disseminate prevention messages to all its personnel and adapt work rhythms while preserving our production capacities. Technical solutions were found and implemented

Farm Radio's COVID-19 response

As with everyone on the planet, COVID-19 has our full attention. Staying home, flattening the curve, saving lives, navigating the devastating economic consequences … We are all in this together. If you are like me, your radio has been on this morning, bringing you the latest information, sharing reliable advice and relevant stories, keeping us connected at a time of social distancing. Hopefully, your radio station has not been spreading

Two-way mass and individual health communications and rapid socio-epidemiological insights to support Kenya's COVID-19 response

Containing and stopping the new coronavirus pandemic requires equitable access to trusted, reliable information. Nonetheless, rapidly informing and empowering communities to stay healthy and safe as we combat the outbreak is only one part of the story. Any effective public health response will require an elaborate understanding of people’s perceptions around risk and preparedness to understand their concerns and refine outbreak responses to address their fears. In many parts of

FAO appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa

30 January 2020, Rome – FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis and appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak in order to protect livelihoods and food security. The locust outbreak is the worst to strike Ethiopia and Somalia for 25 years and the worst infestation that Kenya had experienced in 70 years. Djibouti and