YenKasa Africa is a regional platform designed to promote knowledge sharing and joint initiatives in communication applied to agriculture and rural development. 

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  • Last spring, the NGO Fondation Hirondelle organized a knowledge sharing and capacity building workshop centered on the role of radio stations in electoral process.  

    Twelve journalists from various countries gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, to reflect on the importance of this medium, share experiences and revisit journalistic standards.

  • In collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) designed a 12 hours online course with the objective of raising awareness and building knowledge among agricultural stakeholders about the importance of addressing child labour in agriculture, including livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. 

  • A video series about Dimitra Clubs was produced to highlight the strengths and uniqueness of this gender-sensitive participatory communication approach. Filmed in Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, these videos show the positive changes brought about by Dimitra Clubs in various areas.

    To check the videos and full article, click here.

  • One of the goals of the 2016 International Year of Pulses is to increase consumption of these nutritious seeds. What better way to do this than to provide ideas and inspiration for new dishes made with pulses.

  • On April 19, South Africa's Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, announced that more than 140 community radio stations have been licensed in the country. Many of them are already in operation.

    While presenting the five-year strategic plan for the Ministry of Communications, Mrs Muthambi also announced that support will be provided to the community radio stations and to municipalities that are not yet serviced by them.

    Furthermore, studies will be made by the Ministry to understand the impact of the service.

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