The theme for 2018 is all about the alliance of sport and radio as a force for civic participation and development as well as for celebrating humanity in its diversity. Radio and Sports build and unite communities, through the coverage of traditional and grassroots games, radio can reconnect people with their cultural heritage, promoting freedom of expression and diversity through cultural expression. Radio and Sports inspire participation and inclusion: sports coverage is hugely powerful in shaping norms and stereotypes about gender. Radio has the ability to challenge these norms, promoting a balanced coverage of men's and women's sports and fair portrayal of sportspeople irrespective of gender. Radio fosters goodwill and inspires humanity. Through greater coverage of sports for peace and development initiatives, the universal values of sports, peace, solidarity and tolerance are recognised and celebrated.
The project and its radio component aim at boosting the collaboration, in 24 countries, between National Committees for Family Farming and community radios, allowing the information about national policy processes to reach family farmers at very local levels. The initiative is co- financed by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and implemented by a consortium composed by the World Rural Forum, FIDA MERCOSUR CLAEH, INADES FORMATION International and AMARC.