We’re excited to announce that Farm Radio International is one of the winners of the 2022 Organizational Innovation and Impact Awards. We received this award for our innovative use of radio and community-based methodologies in our work.
Cooperation Canada announced the winners during a virtual award ceremony on Feb. 9. We are honoured to have been selected for this award among a robust pool of candidates.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the other winners: Brenda Arakaza of Development and Peace — Caritas Canada in the individual category and Justice Education Society in the organizational category.
“Farm Radio International is honoured to have received the 2022 Organizational Innovation and Impact Award along with Justice Education Society,” says Farm Radio’s Executive Director, Kevin Perkins. “This recognition of our innovative approach to radio and commitment to the rural African communities we serve is truly meaningful for us.”
Cooperation Canada distributes the Innovation and Impact Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam every year to celebrate and recognize Canadian individuals and civil society organizations that are doing impactful and innovative work. Innovation can take many forms. It can be an entirely new practice or an old one that is applied in a new way with impactful results.
We are humbled to be recognized for our innovative use of radio — a seemingly old technology that, in combination with newer technologies like mobile phones, can reach those who are hardest to reach and engage them in conversation about critical issues like climate change and gender-based violence. Radio allows us to scale up messages to reach millions, while localizing content to the needs of each community.
We can’t do this work alone, so we’re grateful to our many partners, including radio stations, governments, women’s rights organizations, other civil society partners and the communities who listen to our programs.
Congratulations again to all of the winners.