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First AMARC Asia Pacific Community Radio Training Forum

To be held from December 11th to 13th, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand


AMARC Asia Pacific Bangkok First Training Forum Postponed to 11-13 December 2011
November 2nd, 2011, Kathmandu - The AMARC Asia Pacific Community Radio Training Forum for Enhancing Impact of Community Broadcasting has been postponed. It will take place from 11-13 December 2011 at the Ambassador, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, http://www.amtel.co.th/. It was originally scheduled to be held from 17-19 November 2011. This decision has been made in consultation with stakeholders in Thailand and in view of the devastating floods affecting Bangkok in recent weeks.


The capacity building event will offer opportunity to about 150 community radio broadcasters of Asia Pacific region to systematize their experiences, to network with and learn from international trainers and experts and to define strategies to increase the effectiveness of their interventions. Participants will review strategies for setting up community radio stations, promoting community participation, program production, production technology, and advocacy strategies for improving conditions for the development of community broadcasting. Utilizing training workshops and hands on demonstrations the Training Forum will promote gender sensitivity, strengthen community broadcasting for poverty reduction, and enhance the capacity of community radio stations to address climate change and disaster management. In addition to explaining concepts and principles, the Training Forum will include practical subjects such as research techniques, script writing, interviewing, editing, and using digital recording and computer based editing.


Sharing of ideas and learning of skills will be based on specific thematic streams of workshops so that broadcasters can directly apply their learning to address the concerns of the communities in the Asia-Pacific region such as food security, good governance, empowering women, improving literacy, generating employment opportunities, improving local governance, and promoting the rights of the marginalised. The Training Forum will organise six thematic workshops and participants will be enrolled into specific workshops during the entire period of the Forum.

Registration for the Training Forum is available at: http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=registration_asiapacific_thailand_conference

For further enquiries, please contact Suman Basnet, Regional Coordinator, AMAR Asia Pacific at suman_basnet@asiapacific.amarc.org


Photo: Inaguration of
2nd Regional Conference of AMARC Asia Pacific
February 20 - 23, 2010


The workshop will be held at the Ambassador, Sukhumvit (http://www.amtel.co.th/), Bangkok, Thailand. AMARC has made bulk bookings for accommodation and individual participants are requested to contact chhetri_prativa@yahoo.com for availing of accommodation.