AMARC Africa to Hold First Capacity Building Conference in Dakar

Dakar, December 23, 2011. AMARC Africa will be holding its first Capacity Building Conference “Enhancing the Impact of Community Radio Broadcasting“ in Dakar, Senegal, on 24 -26 January, 2012. The capacity building and networking event will be an opportunity for more than 70 community radio broadcasters and practitioners from Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Africa, along with partners and scholars, to evaluate the effectiveness of community radios engaged in current projects on water & sanitation, HIV-AIDS, women participation in radio, civil society and good governance in Africa, to share knowledge and to define common strategies to increase the social impact of community broadcasting.

The Conference will consist of 5 thematic workshops to train trainers on the main topics on AMARC Africa’s Action Plan for 2012-2014 on achieving MDGs, Women empowerment, climate change and mitigation, agriculture and food and governance, notably elections.

AMARC Africa will also present its Program of Activities for 2012-2014 to its partners, developmental organizations, donor institutions, experts, scholars and media support organizations and share ideas on how best to enhance the impact of community radio broadcasting in Africa in the next 5 years and to mobilize their support for the Program.

Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the establishment of a worldwide community radio sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighbourhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and Cooperation.

Registration for the AMARC First Capacity Building Conference is available at: http://africa.amarc.org/dakar_conf_2012/form/index.php?lang=EN

For further enquiries, please contact Alymana Bathily, Regional Coordinator, AMARC Africa at : alymanab@yahoo.fr

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