Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

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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  • On March 8, the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) has joined forces with UNESCO and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender for the Women Make the News 2015 initiative. Under the theme "Yes we must! Reaching Gender Equality in the Media by 2030", this initiative aims to push forward the involvement of women in all spheres of media, from the pen, to the microphone to higher management.
  • Video can play a crucial role in any development project, both as an information and a communication tool. While designing a Communication Strategy in support of projects’ objectives, special attention should be paid to the potential uses of video.

  • Sierra Leone is battling to curb the spread of Ebola. As a consequence of the virus, schools have been closed since July and children can’t attend classes. In an article published on February 18 on National Public Radio’s (NPR) website, journalist Linda Poon explains how the Sierra Leone government partnered with UNICEF and several development organizations, so that the children of Sierra Leone could continue to learn through radio and not lose an academic year.
  • Since 2013, 48 Dimitra community listeners’ clubs (CLCs) have been set up in the border region of the Senegal River (northern Senegal and southern Mauritania). Launched as part of FAO’s IPPM programme, with technical sup­port from FAO-Dimitra, the listeners’ clubs project has gained rapid momentum, notably thanks to the field knowledge of the IPPM team.

  • Climate change and variability is overwhelming local knowledge and traditions for farm management across Africa. Kaffrine, Senegal’s main agricultural region has not been spared the scourge­.