Radio

Spotlight: 10 years on, Uganda’s Radio Simba develops sustainable radio programs on orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Sometimes, the impact of Farm Radio programs reaches beyond the target audience of small scale women and men farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. This was the case in Uganda’s central region, where broadcasters at Radio Simba in Kampala listened intently to a series broadcast nearly 10 years ago, which has inspired a sustainable radio program that continues at the station today. “My Children” was a radio drama that first aired in

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: https://itu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eQIf3rD6RdGiu3DfpxKdLg The event is available only in English.

Patricia Kasoki, one of three winners of the 2022 George Atkins Communications Award

Patricia Kasoki is a proactive, dynamic broadcaster at Radio communautaire et environnementale de Kanyabayonga (RCEKA-FM) in North Kivu, DRC, where she has worked for two years. Ms. Kasoki is curious by nature, with a passion for working with local communities, and says this is what motivated her to begin broadcasting. She is also a self-proclaimed feminist activist, and before beginning her own programs, she was often invited by other stations

Radio Média + CI Bouaké, winner of the 2022 Liz Hughes award for Her Farm Radio

Women in leadership is an important theme for International Women’s Day and beyond. It’s also a topic that Radio Média + CI Bouaké in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire touches on each week in their Leadership au feminin (Female Leadership) program, which is dedicated to women and attempts to break down gender stereotypes. The weekly 30-minute program is produced by presenter Eunice Collé, journalist Eugène Kouadio, producer Epiphanie Kiffi, technician Esther Aké, and director

Vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on the air in Côte d'Ivoire

The second national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 was officially launched on Friday, December 10, 2021 in Abidjan, with the aim of administering at least 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines of all types to people aged 18 years and above who are not yet vaccinated or who have received a first dose. Dr. Charles Koffi Aka, the Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Health

Agriculture and climate change: Broadcasters discuss adaptation measures

On the initiative of Farm Radio International, a discussion brought together broadcasting partners from Africa and climate experts from November 22 to December 2021. There were 250 people from ten sub-Saharan African countries who attended the discussion in French in a dedicated WhatsApp group. About 200 people participated on an online discussion platform, where the conversation took place in English, and 45 Mozambican radio broadcasters participated in a Portuguese-langage discussion

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