Malawi country brochure

Malawi is a small country with a strong unifying language (Chichewa). With some radio stations able to
broadcast and be understood nationwide, the potential impact of radio in the country is huge. We
began working there in 2007 but soon recognized the capacity for our local staff to establish their own
organization. This was the birth of our sister organization, Farm Radio Trust. While we do work directly
in Malawi, we typically partner directly with Farm Radio Trust. We worked together on a project that
started a national conversation about a previously taboo topic: mental health. We have also branched
out into addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights on air. Farm Radio Trust has been very
active in local policy circles, facilitating the inclusion of information and communication technologies —
including radio — into government policy as a key tool for agricultural extension, learning and change.

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Catherine Mloza Banda
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