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Broadcasting partners enjoy climate change project

“We are receiving a lot of request[s] from communities to teach them on how they can make ceramic wood-saving stoves. This has happened because of the training the environmental reporters had when the project was starting,” says Pilirani Chimutu, Station Supervisor at Mudzi Wathu Community Radio in Mchinji, Malawi. Mudzi Wathu Community Radio is one of Farm Radio International’s broadcasting partners.

This station is one of six community radio stations in Malawi and Zambia who have participated in a project with an organization called “Developing Radio Partners.”  The project aims to engage and inform audiences on climate change in rural areas, using radio and FrontlineSMS. Five of the six stations involved are FRI partners:

In Zambia:
-Breeze FM in Chipata, Zambia.

-Petauke Explorers Radio

In Malawi:
-Mudzi Wathu Community Radio, Mchinji
-Dzimwe Community Radio, Monkey Bay
-Nkhotakota Community Radio, Nkhot‘akota

Read more about the activities here: http://developingradio.org/malawizambia.html

2 Responses to “Broadcasting partners enjoy climate change project”

  1. Martin Mwape Says:

    Its interesting to hear that the community is responding in Malawi especially in Mchinji. Am happy because I work for Breeze FM and our station coordinated the project.

  2. Karen Hampson Says:

    Hi Martin,
    Great to hear from you. Please keep us informed of any interesting projects Breeze FM is involved in, we would love to feature you in this section of the Weekly.
    Karen Hampson (FRW editor)
    khampson@farmradio.org

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