2009 George Atkins Communications Award Winner Announced

Farm Radio International is pleased to announce that the 2009 George Atkins Communications Award winner is Gladson Makowa, a producer for the Story Workshop in Malawi.  

This past year Story Workshop has produced some great videos for Farm Radio International that explain how our work empowers farmers.  See it below and check out the other three in the series on our Youtube Channel.

Gladson has produced many excellent scripts and articles for Farm Radio International since 2004. “Manure the Magic Worker”, one of Gladson’s scripts, was one of the winning scripts of the 2008 scriptwriting competition “Farmers Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change.”

Listen to Gladson’s script by clicking play at the bottom of this blog post.

On top of writing award winning scripts, Gladson has been a regular contributor to our weekly electronic newsletter, Farm Radio Weekly (FRW). Most recently, Gladson wrote a story for FRW about villagers losing land to a sugarcane plantation in Malawi. Click here to read the story.  This story was featured in a special FRW series on land grabbing.

Gladson was thrilled to hear the news that he won the award.

The announcement that I have won the George Atkins Award amazed me and made me notice that there are other people who appreciate and note the impact that I make through the programs which I produce. Because of that honour, I felt fulfilled, recognised, and humbled. I knew that what we think to be impossible is possible. We just need to continue doing our work with passion and love for the poor.

Congratulations again to Gladson!

Watch the video about the award-winner!


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1 Comment

  1. Rosemary Nyaole Kowuor on October 21, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I’ve just listened to Gladson’s award winning script. It is quite incisive and thought provoking. Congrats Gladson


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