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Establishing Kabale Community Radio

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US$27 500.00

In recent years, Uganda has witnessed a liberalization and privatization of its broadcasting industry. In terms of radio, this led to an opening-up of the airwaves to provide a platform for political discussion among members of the public, giving constituents the opportunity to transmit their views on public policy to their representatives. This has greatly empowered local citizens to enhance their role in policy-making processes. The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) has built on this positive trend by collaborating with the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) and National Endowment for Democracy to implement projects for human rights and corruption awareness via the production of a weekly interactive radio programme. Based on the success of this programme, and on feedback from listeners, NAFODU now wishes to further advance its work on promoting human rights, democracy and good governance through community broadcasting and information dissemination. This project will establish a community radio catering to the minority groups of the subsistence farming population living in Kabale, South-west Uganda. It will provide and install the necessary equipment, as well as delivering training to the future producers, reporters, presenters and technicians of the station, to equip them with skills in radio programming, reporting and content production. The result will be a fully-operational community radio, providing coverage to five districts in South-western Uganda, as well as creating four radio programmes on human rights, democracy, good governance, and socio-economic development. It will assist in raising awareness of such issues and provide the means to participate actively in community development, whilst promoting responsive, transparent governance at the local level. OBJECTIVE To provide equipment and training of staff members in order to set up a community radio station in Kabale, South-western Uganda, thus helping to raise public awareness and participation on issues of human rights and good governance at the local level.

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Beneficiary name: 
National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU)
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The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) is a civic non-partisan, non-profit making NGO formed in 2000 with the major aim of promoting democracy, human rights and good governance. NAFODU supports communities to realize their rights through mobilization, empowerment, sensitization and information dissemination. The organization also provides advice and advocacy in human rights.

Beneficiary address: 
P.O. Box 977 Kabale Uganda

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+256 4864 26191 / +256 774 190533
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Responsible UNESCO Regional advisers: 

Hezekiel Dlamini,;

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Tugumisirize Barnabas, NAFODU Programme Manager,;

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Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri and Ntungamo districts

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