20.09.2016 - UNESCO Office in Juba

Training workshop for Radio for Peace Network (RaPNet) station managers and editors in South Sudan

UNESCO and UNDP in partnership with Radio for Peace Network (RaPNet) are organising a training workshop for station managers and editors from 14 radio stations in South Sudan. The Training will take place at Juba Regency Hotel in Juba from 21 -22 September 2016.

The purpose of the two-day Workshop  is to capacitate radio station managers with the skills to engage traditional authorities, Civil Society Organisations(CSOs), policy makers and all other peacebuilding stakeholders on issues related to peace and reconciliation as well to engage them on discussions related to the recently enacted  Small Arms and Light Weapons(SALW) Act.

Leveraging on the strength of radio to provide a platform that gives a voice to the voiceless South Sudanese, especially those living in the rural areas where no other communications are available. Radio stations provide the much needed platform for strengthening the intercommunity dialogue, reporting on key issues of concern. This training aims provide skills to the station managers to engage different stakeholders with a view to identify home grown solutions and through radio programmes to link communities with the decision makers at the community, state and national levels. 

UNESCO Office in Juba is complementing UNDP South Sudan Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project component to “Strengthen civil society, promote accountability and engender social cohesion” through its Radio for Peace Network (RaPNET) that brings together radio stations in South Sudan to advocate for a culture of peace, provide women and youth with access to information, equal representation and participation in decision making, and radio and mobile application peace messages.

RaPNet membership  is drawn from 14 radio stations  from across South Sudan namely: (Good News Radio  (Rumbek), Voice of Hope Radio (Wau),Radio Emmanuel (Torit), Anisa Radio (Yambio), Easter Radio (Yei), Don Bosco (Tonj), Bakhita Radio (Juba), Star FM (Yei), Pibor Community Radio (Pibor), Morobo FM (Yei near the border), Jonglei FM (Bor),  Voice of Freedom (Magwi), South Sudan Radio and Eye Radio.


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Mwatile Ndinoshiho

Programme Officer

Communication and Information Programme

UNESCO, South Sudan

Tel: +254 729840112

E-mail: n.mwatile@unesco.org



Ms.  Julia Odumuyiwa

Peacebuilding Specialist

Community Security & Arms Control (CSAC) Project

Democratic Governance and Stabilization Unit

UNDP, South Sudan

Cell: +211 956 493 615

Email: julia.odumuyiwa@undp.org

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