Empowering Communities: Strengthening and Building Capacity a Community Radio in Bangladesh

Details of the organization
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Bangladesh
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Empowering Communities: Strengthening and Building Capacity a Community Radio in Bangladesh
Media is considered as a very sophisticated tool for practicing freedom, liberty and democracy. For the first time the community people of Bangladesh are going to have their own media. The local initiators are not experienced in community media operation and management. As a result, strong capacity building support is needed for effective start of this media so that it can meet the overall goal of development for the poor and marginalized. Recently only 14 community radio initiators got approval from the Government to start their operation in Bangladesh. These 14 initiators could become the role model for others new community radio initiators in future. Therefore, to develop these 14 CR operations as the centre of excellence in community radio field, the necessary capacity strengthening activities are needed in a number of areas such as assessing community needs, engaging the community with the local broadcasting activities, station management, news collection, etc.
National implementation:
Planned for future from 1/09/2010 to 30/8/2011
Partnership with 14 NGOs

WSIS information
* Capacity building
* Media
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Conference
  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes