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AMARC Africa Forum to strengthen the African Community Radio Network

Community member listening to a radio programme

Being the first forum for community radio network representatives from Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, this workshop will allow successful and less successful networks to share experiences and lessons encouraging the development of a stronger community radio sector. Participants will devise a plan of action to reinforce country community radio networks and setting an Action Committee to follow the process.
While some national networks have been highly successful in mobilising the community radio stations on shared objectives and guidelines, in organising regular training sessions and undertaking advocacy initiatives on their behalf, most national networks have not yet been able to provide these required services to their members.

This training workshop is sponsored by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) which is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The IPDC Project entitled “AMARC: Reinforcing African Community Radio Networks to increase their social impact on Development” seeks to contribute to knowledge sharing and experience exchanges between community radio network representatives to increase the social impact of community radio in achieving development objectives.

The 3-day workshop will bring together 25 representatives of national community radio networks from 11 Western, Eastern, Central and Southern African countries. It intends to initiate the process of strengthening the African Community Radio Network in order to increase its social impact.


Type of Event Category 3- Non-governmental conference
Start 19.07.2010 07:00 local time
End 22.07.2010 16:00 local time
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Focal point Du Toit, Jaco
Organizer AMARC Africa Bureau / Bureau AMARC Afrique
Contact Franklin Huizes, AMARC Africa Vice President, CEO, NCFR,
Country South Africa
City Johannesburg
Venue The National Community Radio Forum of South Africa
Street 9th Floor Field North Building, 23 De Beer Street, Cnr Jorissen Street
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 25
Official Website
Link 1 International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) / Programme international pour le développement de la communication (PIDC)
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