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Current Field Action

© UNESCO/Al-Amin Yusuph - Presenters from the Micheweni Community Radio, one of the radios participatiing in the project, Zanzibar, Tanzania

UNESCO's field based interventions acknowledge that a proper understanding of the wide ranging local contexts is necessary to plan the effective pro-poor use of both new and old technologies.

Local radio stations with a vested interest in the community are important providers of information and communication because of their accessibility, outreach, and ability to facilitate the engagement of citizens in local debates.

An increasing number of local radio stations can benefit from technological advancements that offer new opportunities for enabling citizens’ voice, facilitate informal education, extend social media networks and strengthen access to public information.

Ongoing Projects

Projects supported by the International Programme for the Development of Communication

UNESCO Gives Voices to Minorities in Mongolia

Launching a second channel of the Mongolian public broadcaster targeting minorities, enhancing the capacity of printing facilities for publications in minority languages, and supporting the establishment of ten community radio stations in remote areas are some of the major achievements related to Communication and Information that have been presented during a Experience-sharing Workshop recently held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Giving a voice to women: New radio station is force for change in empowering women

A group of women in Jumla waited patiently and celebrated heartily the day when the antenna finally arrived and Radio Nari Aawaaj, which means Voice of Women, could start its transmissions as the first women’s community radio station in Jumla, Nepal.

UNESCO supports Community Media's participation to Development in Tanzania

Since the last six years, the status of community media in the United Republic of Tanzania has undergone significant improvements, which can be attributed to contributions from various stakeholders in the country, but also, considerably, to support from UNESCO.

UNESCO supported the organization of training on associative radio in Tunisia

UNESCO, through its Rabat Office, supported the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters in the organization of training on associative radio in Tunisia. The main training session took place from 12 to 14 March 2012 in Gafsa (Tunisia) and was followed, from 15 to 18 March 2012, by a series of training-mentoring workshops for "Sawt el Manajem" radio staff (Radio Voices of the Mines, la Voix des Mines).

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