Date Posted: August 25th, 2014
Dear radio broadcaster,
Farm Radio International is excited to announce that our Farmer program e-course and competition for radio broadcasters will begin on September 15 — and registration is now open and spots are going fast!
This online course will help you make an engaging, entertaining and informative farmer radio program. You will be guided by African e-facilitators and paired up with experienced mentors.
You will learn:
- How to identify your audience and your audience’s information and communication needs
- About different types of information and how to address them in your program
- How to provide opportunities for farmers to speak and be heard
- How to tell stories
- How to best serve both women and men farmers
- How to design a structure for your program
- How to determine what resources your program needs
- How to use ICTs to incorporate audience feedback into your show.
At the end of the course, you will submit a program design developed during the course. The top program designs will be selected and winners will receive some exciting prizes!
The Farmer program e-course will take place over 12 weeks, beginning September 15, 2014. The course materials will be available online in English. The e-course and competition is open to radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa who did not participate in the e-course in 2012. You must be involved in producing a radio program at your station and have the support of your station manager to participate in the course.You may take the course individually or as part of a radio station team.
The course costs $50 US for individual broadcasters or $100 US for a radio station team (up to four people). Payment arrangements will be made after registration has been confirmed. A limited number of scholarships are available for broadcasters in need of financial assistance.
You will have to complete an online learning module on the VOICE standards before the e-course begins. Access to the module will be provided once you have signed up for the course.
If you are interested, fill out the sign up form by clicking here. The form requires information about your radio station and farmer radio program. We will review the registration forms and confirm your participation in the coming weeks.
For those who took the 2012 Farmer program e-course and competition but are interested in refreshing their training, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course is offered in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning and with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).