AMARC AFRICA’S Fourth Pan African Conference IVORY COAST April 27 - 30, 2009.
Increasing Effectiveness of Community Radio in Poverty Reduction, Good Governance and Climate Change Adaptation.
AMARC's 4th Pan African Conference was held in Ivory Coast from April 27-30, 2009.
The host member organisation was the Union des radios de proximité de la Côte d'Ivoire (URCPI).
Every four years AMARC Africa organises a Pan-African conference for its members and community radio stakeholders to discuss the challenges of community radio in Africa. It is during the Pan-African conferences that AMARC Africa members elect the Board of Directors as well as decide on the strategic plan for action for the following four years.
This is the second time that the Pan-African conference was held in West Africa. Previous Pan-African Conferences were held in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1997, Dakar (Senegal) in 2001 and Nairobi (Kenya) in 2005.
Côte d’Ivoire was selected to host the Pan-African on the basis of (a) the quality of the presentation of its documentation; (b) the fact the bid was presented by a Federation (c) the federation has the support of the radios. (d) the federation has support and approval from the government; (e) that the challenges of CR in Côte d’Ivoire are very important for AMARC Africa as they resonate with the rebuilding of AMARC Africa (f) That the selection allows for geographic balance with other Pan African Conferences.
N’sa Hotel, Abidjan, April 27-30, 2009
Organised by AMARC Africa
Host Organisation : Union des radios de proximité de la Côte d'Ivoire URPCI
African Board of Directors
From left to the right:
Benilde Nhalevilo; Women Representative from Eastern and Southern Africa (FORCOM) Mozambique
Kofy Larweh; Training officer, (GCRN) Ghana
Zara Yacoub; Institutional development, (DJA FM) Tchad
Franklin Huizies; Vice-president from Eastern and Southern Africa (NCRF) South Africa
Karamoko Bamba; Treasurer, (URPCI) Côte d'ivoire
Oumar Seck Ndiaye; President and vice president for west and central Africa, (URAC) Sénégal
Habby Diallo; Women representative from west and central Africa, (Radio Bélékan), Mali
Jimmy Okello; ICT officer, (Radio APAC), Uganda
Day 1. 27 April 2009
Official Inauguration of the Conference.
Chair: Jean Pierre Ilboudo, UNESCO
Karamoko Bamba, URPCI, Host of the Conference
- Karamoko Bamba, President of URPCI - Président de l'URPCI - French Audio
Oumar Seck Ndiaye, AA Board, lecture of Grace Ghitaiga report:
- Oumar Seck Ndiaye, representing AMARC Africa président - French audio
- Amarc Africa Board Report par Grace Githaiga - PDF Document
Steve Buckley, President of AMARC, UK
Welcome Speeches and presentation of the Conference
- Steve Buckley, AMARC President - Président de l'AMARC - English audio
- Steve Buckley, Welcome speech - WORD Document
- Steve Buckley, Welcome speech - PDF Document
Hibrahim Sy Savane, Communications Minister Côte d'Ivoire
- Ibrahim Sy Savané, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire's Ministry of Communication - Ministre de la Communication de la République de la Côte d'Ivoire - French audio
Plenary and discussion groups. AMARC Africa Contribution to Radio for Conflict Resolution and Good Governance.
Chair: Emmanuel Adjovi, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Kadidia Lebron, Operations of UN in Côte d'ivoire, ONUCI
Njuki Githetwa, Econews, Kenya
Emmanuel Johnson, ALICOR, Liberia
John Masuku, Radio Voice of the People, Zimbabwe
- Plenary Report - Document in PDF - Document only in frech
Parallel Activity : Women International Network Assembly (From 27 to 29 April)
Zara Yacoub, DJA FM, Chad
Margaret Sentamu, Mama FM., Uganda
Plenary and Discussion Groups : AMARC Africa Strategies for CR Recognition and development.
Chair: Diane Senghor, Panos West Africa
Akin Akingbulu, IMESO, Nigeria
Wilna Quarmyne, Ghana Community Radio Network, Ghana
Franklin Huizies, NCRF, South Africa
Oumar Seck Ndiaye, URAC, Sénegal
AMARC Africa General Assembly. Constitution.
- Agenda AG AA April 2009 - PDF Document
- Amarc Africa Operational Structure - PDF Document
- AMARC Africa Constitution adopted - PDF Document
Day 2. 28 April 2009
Plenary and discussion groups : Climate Change and Communication Rights : Challenges to Community Radio.
Chair: Liliane Kambirigi, FAO
Myriam Menkiti, Women Information Network, Nigeria
Patricia Hanou Adjiseku, Togo
Blane Harvey, Africa Adapt, UK
Oumy Cantome Sarr, Radio Manoore FM, Senegal
Joseph Sekiku, Fadeco CR, Tanzanie
- Plenary report - PDF Document - Document only in french
Plenary and discussions group : Community Radio Content for Development & Gender Equality Strategies.
Chair: Elizabeth Robinson, Executive Committee of AMARC
Zara Yacoub, WIN West and Central Africa
Margareth Sentamu, Mama Fm, Uganda, Est Africa representative
Benilde Nhalilo, FORCAM, Mozambique
AMARC Africa General Assembly. Reports and Action Plan.
- Minute of special Assembly Rabbat - PDF Document
Day 3. 29 April 2009.
Increasing the sustainability and effectiveness of Community radios through better Programming and Increased Participation.
Training for trainers’ & Knowledge Sharing Workshops. Most Participants invited on the basis of their participation in the workshops.
4. Knowledge sharing workshop on reinforcing CR social impact in covering HIV-AIDS and other healt issues.
6.Training for trainers on climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges. The role of Community Radio.
AMARC Africa General Assembly.
Action Plan & Resolutions.
Day 4. 30 April 2009
AMARC Africa General Assembly. Action Plan & Resolutions.
The AMARC Africa Strategic Plan of Action;
- AMARC Africa Financial Report 2008 - PDF Document
Elections of the AMARC Africa Board
- Active voting members - PDF Document
- Abidjan Declaration - PDF Document
Women International Network Assembly
- Meeting Report Women of RIF AMARC Africa Accra - PDF Document
- Community Radio Content for Development - PDF Document
- TORS For WIN Africa - PDF Document
Objectives of the Conference
The Road to the 4th Pan-African Conference
Community Radio in Africa
Past Pan-African Conferences
Organization of the 4th conference