Our work in
Our work in
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost half of the population under the age of 18. It is also highly diverse, with more than 500 ethnic groups and languages. This makes for a very rich and dynamic media landscape, characterized by entrepreneurship, new technologies and social media, as well as a growing number of university- and community-based radio stations. We started working in Nigeria in 2018 through a strategic partnership with the Institute for Media and Society. We've worked with Pyxera Global and TechnoServe on the Rockefeller Foundation’s innovative post-harvest loss program, focusing on the tomato value chain. We're now focused on our work with GIZ, the German development agency, and their Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector.
Currently based in Abuja, with offices in Kano and Jos, we’re working with dynamic local stations to reach diverse audiences with programming on food waste, climate change and better agriculture. We’ve seen no limit to the response from audiences, as these programs are also some of our most interactive ever, with thousands of rural Africans responding to interactive radio programming using our mobile phone technology.
13 million potential listeners
By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Nigeria have a combined potential audience of more than 13 million people.
152nd on the Human Development Index
190,886,311 total population
51% rural population
36.5% employment in agriculture
41% rural access to electricity
50% women’s literacy rate
Source: UNDP, World Bank
Cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, sorghum, rice, millet, cowpea, groundnut, tomato
Our work in Nigeria
40 Broadcasting partners
1985 First broadcasting partner joined
2018 Country office opened
2018 First radio project
6A Embu Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria
Tel/Fax: +234 803 865 5487
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