Promoting Development and Good Governance through Community Radio (en)

This project seeks to improve the capacity of community radios to produce effective programmes to reach the poor and marginalized and educate them on health, particularly HIV/AIDS and malaria, water and sanitation, and governance issues. This project is implemented in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. The project’s goals are to be achieved by : (1) providing community radio journalists with train-the-trainer and mentoring seminars; (2)facilitating knowledge exchanges among journalists through a global platform and an interactive web site; (3) producing a total of 216 hours of programming; and (4) promoting the active participation of community representatives and local specialized non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in all aspects of community radio programming. This ensures that the project achieves a significant social impact and a positive change in communities. As a result of the project, 48 community radio stations and 126 journalists (50% females) are expected to produce better quality and more pertinent programmes on how to educate the poor and marginalized on health, water and sanitation and governance issues; approximately 150,000 listeners are expected to become more knowledgeable about these problems and be moved to action to improve these areas in their communities; local specialized NGOs on these sectors are expected to become an integral part of community radio activities including the content development of programmes on the priority sectors, as well as the evaluation of the impact of such programmes on communities.

Numéro du projet
Statut de l'activité
4 - Post-completion
Type d'aide
C01 - Project-type interventions


Agence canadienne de développement international
Canadian International Development Agency
Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters

Chiffres clés

Classification Functional

100.0% Mappable
100.0% Mappable

Economic classification

0.0% Capital
100.0% Current

Disbursements by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value

Commitments by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value
2009 339666.947715

CRS code % Common Code Budget classification (upper) Budget classification (lower)
Health education (12261) 40.0 Health – policy, planning and administration (5.1.1) Santé (60) Adm générale de santé et action sociale (600)
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) 35.0 Water supply and Sanitation – education/training (4.1.2) Environnement, Assainissement et Cadre de vie (73) Autres affaires environnement, assainissement et cadre de vie (739)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) 25.0 Other General Services – support to civil society (1.7.1) Affaires jeunesse et vie associative (53) Adm générale de la jeunesse et de la vie associative (530)