→ Climate Change in Five African Countries
Developing Radio Partners, in collaboration with the Africa Climate Policy Centre, (ACPC)
, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is to engage two stations from each of the five African regions in a yearlong climate change project, building upon a similar project in Zambia and Malawi. The first workshop starts in Addis Ababa in October 2012.
→ Nationwide Climate Change in Zambia
DRP will expand the climate change project nationwide in Zambia, engaging 15 local radio stations to give nationwide coverage. DRP will collaborate with Zamcom
, the journalism training center in Lusaka, the Community Based Natural Resource Management, (CBNRM)
, the Zambia National Farmers Union
and other NGOs. DRP will provide weekly topic and production guides to stations, and provide funds to each station for community activities. We will provide training in the use of FrontlineSMS
to greatly increase the interactivity with listeners.
→ Training Journalists in Sierra Leone for Election Coverage
DRP consultant Terry FitzPatrick will return to Sierra Leone to work with the Independent Radio Network
to train journalists about voter education, how to organize debates and report on the elections through vote counting. Funding provided by the Department for International Development of the UK through Search for Common Ground
→ Healthy Station Training in Nigeria
DRP will provide our Healthy Station training to assist in developing six new community radio stations in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. The project is on hold as the Nigerian government has suspended awarding licenses for the time being. Funds are provided by the European Commission
through Search for Common Ground
, our in-country partner.
→ Kenya : Mapping and recommendations to develop community radio in Kenya.
→ Malawi & Zambia : Inform and engage citizens on climate change in rural Zambia and Malawi using radio and FrontlineSMS.
→ Russia : Improve community engagement of Russian stations through workshops and study tour to U.S.
→ Sierra Leone : Enable reporters to better cover elections & peacebuilding by radio in Sierra Leone
→ Mongolia : Plan to develop rural radio in Mongolia.