CEMCOD’s flagship program trains youth, women, and other community members in Media and Information Literacy skills and commissions them as Community Reporters to strengthen and promote citizens’ inclusion and effective participation in fundamental decision-making processes at the grassroots through media in Uganda.
Up to 125 young people across 5 districts in Uganda have been trained and attached to 5 Radio Stations, where they report and discuss community issues from an estimated 100 villages and reach over 1,000,000 people.
The program continues to be rolled out in other parts of the country with an ambitious target to have 1 community reporter per village in Uganda.
The program enrolls youth up to 35 years of age but will generally take on passionate community members, especially women who express interest in volunteering as community reporters in their areas.
Current districts of implementation include Mbale, Jinja, Wakiso, Gulu, and Yumbe.