Search Results: her voice on air

Uliza Services

July 18, 2018

  Uliza: Listener Interactivity Services Uliza Listener Interactivity Services What is Uliza? Swahili for “ask,” Uliza was first developed as a tool for audience polling. It has since evolved into a suite of services that combine radio, mobile phones and, often, interactive voice response systems to enable listeners to communicate and exchange information with their…

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Project: Scaling Her Voice on Air

October 16, 2020

Scaling Her Voice on Air Bringing interactive radio to more than 2 million women farmers in West Africa Rationale Africa’s small-scale farmers, particularly women, produce food for their families and communities, yet they are among the most vulnerable to malnutrition and poverty. Agriculture can be a driver of food security, employment, women’s empowerment and economic…

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In-station training boosts broadcasters’ confidence on air and in their community

July 9, 2015

Rashid Muzungyo, left, is the presenter and producer on Kapchorwa Trinity Radio’s farmer program. Kapchorwa Trinity Radio is a small rural radio station in Kapchorwa, near the eastern border of Uganda. Due to its popularity and reliability, the radio station was chosen to be our partner in the “Radio and ICT to promote landscape reforestation”…

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Update from the Hangar: Uliza Answers farmers’ questions

May 23, 2018

Photo Credit: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Bartay Photography We are constantly looking for innovative ways to connect farmers with each other – particularly using radio to amplify their voices so that one farmer’s questions and expertise can be shared with other farmers in their region. This is why we incorporate simple mobile surveys…

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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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Our work in Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Our work in Tanzania Our work in Tanzania We have run some of our most far-reaching and diverse programs in Tanzania. The presence of a strong national language — 10% of Tanzanians have Swahili as their mother tongue, but up to 90% speak it as a second language — means that radio programs can be…

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Why more female voices are needed on the air

March 5, 2015

Farm Radio International works with broadcasters across Africa, and has seen the challenges female broadcasters face in the workplace and in the field. Three strong female broadcasters shared their experiences with us: Rotlinde Achimpota is an editor with Mambo Jambo FM in Tanzania, Victoria Dansoa Abankwa, is a host with Radio Central in Ghana, and…

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Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

July 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York and unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals…

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Radio is changing household gender dynamics

July 18, 2016

Esther Mwangabula of Farm Radio International (right) interviews Pili Athumani (left) about her experience in the Her Voice on Air project.  Pili Athumani is the leader of the women’s listening group in Mnung’una village in the Singida Region of Tanzania. She’s been tuning into a weekly radio program that is not only benefiting her sorghum harvest…

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Press Release: Made-in-Uganda technology launches radio soap opera into interactive radio space

June 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Listen, vote, and eat better Farm Radio International (FRI) is working with Uganda’s TRAC FM and HarvestPlus to give farmers a powerful voice in their futures. Listeners of a recently launched radio drama series can now engage with broadcasters in real time, bringing interactive radio and listener participation to a whole new…

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