Inter-regional Workshop: Africa

Multiple Countries

PMC conducted an inter-regional workshop on PMC's methodology for eight African countries. The workshop took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 10-14, 2003.

UNFPA asked PMC to assist African local FM and community radio stations address HIV/AIDS and reproductive health issues through entertainment-education. The March 10 – 14, 2003 workshop on the Sabido methodology in South Africa trained personnel from radio stations and NGOs from eight African countries, four of which PMC has had other projects in:

• Angola
• Guinea Bissau
• Mali
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• South Africa

The workshop was the first of two PMC conducted as part of the UNFPA project Strengthening Partnerships among Local FM and Community Radio Networks and Reproductive Health Agencies on HIV/AIDS. (The second workshop took place in Asia.) The workshop included training on items like developing characters, developing storylines, and quality implementation of sound effects. South Africa’s Minister of Communication, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, delivered the opening address. By the end of the week, participants had drawn up plans to enhance their own radio programs and to use entertainment programming to address reproductive health issues in their respective countries. Six Asian countries participated in the second workshop in Manila in May 2003.

PMC has provided workshops for people interested in learning about entertainment-education, particularly long-running shows, to create entertaining media programs that impact health and human rights issues.

Making a Difference

In follow up to the workshop, PMC developed and is developing long-running social-content shows with several of the participants that had dramatic impacts. This includes the creation of several PMC original radio shows in Mali (Jiji ma Tigne and Cesiri Tono), Niger (Gobe da Haske), and Nigeria (Ruwan Dare, Gugar Goge, Tafigawalo, and Hannunika Mai Sanda). PMC also provided assistance to South African television programs and helped develop a national strategy on HIV/AIDS.

Main Issues this Drama Addresses:

Rights of Women & Girls

All issues addressed by this drama:

Project Information

Title: 2003 Inter-regional PMC Workshop in Africa
Format: PMC Workshop
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: March 10-14, 2003


This project funded by

Current World Population


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