Farm Radio International is excited to announce that our Radio for Development e-course for radio broadcasters will begin on October 2—and registration is now open!
This online course will help you make engaging, entertaining, and informative radio for development programs. 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.
- How to design your program, and different segments to include in your program.
- How to carry out audience research.
- How to tell stories.
- How to address gender equality.
- How to gather audience feedback.
- How to conduct an information interview.
At the end of the course, you will submit your final assignment, which is a sample episode developed during the course. Everyone that successfully completes the course will receive a certificate.
The Radio for Development e-course begins October 2, 2023 and runs for 10 weeks. Final assignments are due December 8. The course is offered in English and French.
The e-course is open to radio broadcasters across sub-Saharan Africa who have not completed previous Farmer program e-courses offered by Farm Radio International. You must be involved in producing a radio program at your station and have the support of your station manager to participate. If several people from your station plan on registering, you will participate as a team.
If you were registered for the last Farmer program e-course in 2021 and did not complete the course, please register for this course.
This course costs approximately $250 per individual / $500 per station team. Several scholarships are available for broadcasters in need of financial assistance. Please indicate on the registration form if you require a scholarship.
In order to finalize your participation, you must complete an online learning module by September 15. Many of you already have access to these modules—including our VOICES Standards and a new module on Knowing your audience. For those of you who don’t yet have access, we will ensure that, once you have registered for the course, you are also registered for the modules, and receive regular emails from Farm Radio International.
If you are interested in this opportunity, fill out the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKdiXYZDZasSNmRxgxj0NnjBJcyN5mMUk5zlOT6Y1Q5f1aSQ/viewform 
Someone from Farm Radio will review your application and respond shortly.
This course is offered with the financial support of the Government of Canada.