COMMUNITY MEDIA PROJECT
A project in partnership with DW-Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for international media development.
Overall Objective: To strengthen and promote citizens’ inclusion and effective participation in fundamental decision making processes at the grassroots through media in Uganda. The project focuses at promoting community and citizen responsiveness to development issues through media. Grassroots Communities have not been able to fight for their rights and local leaders have not been able to effectively represent the citizens regarding access and affordability of basic services like water, education, health and sanitation. Many communities lack platforms through which they can address issues of good governance which is a major obstacle to community development. The Community Media Project sets out and works to advance the cause for young people, women, and communities at large in influencing their own development through media, while enhancing Strengthened community voices in decision making processes.
What we do: Create Radio Partnerships MIL /community media trainings for young people Trainings in Basic & Mobile reporting skills Facilitate Community Interface Meetings Hold stakeholders meetings Civic strategy sessions with local community experts & duty bearers Live Radio broadcasts & talk shows Documentation of youth & community stories By empowering communities and young people with skills to ask effective questions, we permit them to grow to be more informed to take action on key issues in Uganda.