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Farm Radio International (FRI); Workshop Ends Today, February 28 2019

The 2 day workshop organised by the non-profiing NGO Farm Radio International from 27th to 28th February 2019 is expected to end today.

The broadcasters from the 5regions (Eastern, Central, Brong Ahafo, Volta and Greater Accra regions) with keen and interest in developing the nation among all the sectors are embracing the theme for the workshop; “Scaling Up Her Voice”.

Farm Radio International’s Scaling Her Voice on Air project addresses two major development challenges in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal. The first is food insecurity among small-scale farming communities, particularly women, girls and youth. The second is to empower women as leaders and decision-makers in addressing food security by enabling women’s access to and control over relevant, affordable knowledge, information and communication services and by addressing gender inequality and advancing the rights of women and girls in rural communities.
FRI will build on its experience in Ghana (since 2007), Mali (since 2007) and Burkina Faso (since 2011) to scale up its work in interactive radio (IR) to influence behaviour change, promote skills development, and achieve the ultimate outcome of inclusive and resilient agricultural systems that improve food security, nutrition and income of small-scale women, men and youth farmers as well as their families.
As part of the implementation of this project a Broadcaster Resource workshop is organized for selected stations made up of
Community Radio Station
Commercial Radio Station
Public Radio Station from the 5 regions in Ghana namely Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Central, and Volta Regions
Participants for the workshop are made up of two staff from each radio stations with preference for one content rep and one production rep specifically the female co host or female resource person
Positions of representatives from Radio Stations
Station Managers
Presenter of Farmer Program
Production Managers
Administrative Managers
Number of radio station that made it to the workshop = 13 stations

3 key objectives:
To share and learn about the opportunities for quality sustainable radio program for listeners
To discuss and plan out a participatory radio series outline for the season
To explore and introduce participants to relevant broadcaster resources available and how to use them.

Outcome of the workshop
Participants share and learn about the challenges with Sustainable quality program
Participants obtain lessons on the key gender consideration for producing their programs.
Participants are introduced to Green Leaf as a solution and be ready to sign the non financial.
Participants have a designed radio program outline for participatory radio series (ICTC topics Source document)
Participants learn more about resource for broadcaster that are relevant for the selected topics and learn about how to use Broadcaster Resources in their programs

By: Radio1News|Ghana

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