Training workshop for women community broadcasters of South Asia

on 04 January 2013. Posted in Opportunities

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The capacity building workshop for women community radio broadcasters of South Asia organized by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific will be held on January 19-22, 2013 in New Delhi, India. The workshop is in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Community Media and is hosted by the Community Radio Forum of India. It aims to enhance access to community media and promote social change and peace building through community broadcasting. About 75 women broadcasters from South Asia will be trained on effective radio program production on the topics of climate change and poverty eradication. The workshop welcomes participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

The topics that will be covered in the training include:

  • Best practices of community radio on coverage of climate change adaptation and poverty eradication;
  • Lessons from community radio on adaptation practices from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean and from Afghanistan to Bangladesh as well as association/collaboration with organizations dealing with climate change adaptation issues and how community radios can effectively raise awareness at local levels;
  • Sharing local knowledge and protecting the environment and conserving local knowledge; and
  • Dialogue, exchange, and discussion with local authorities on climate change adaptation issues.

The following themes will be discussed in the four-day training: Gender Policy and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Reduction; Feminist Broadcasting and Radio Interview; Studio Operation, Digital Sound Editing, and Participatory Learning; and Radio Listening Lounge.

For more information, visit AMARC Asia-Pacific or contact the regional coordinator at

A previous article on this workshop can be found here.