PMC is producing Akakunizo ("Jigsaw Puzzle") in Uganda. This 156-episode radio show began airing October 2019 in Luganda, a widely-used language in Uganda.

Akakunizo is airing in numerous districts ranging from Northeastern to Central-western Uganda, and seeks to address numerous topics including family planning, sexual and gender-based violence, and maternal and child health and nutrition.

Akakunizo is being developed as part of the RISE consortium with the lead implementation partner, MSI Choices, uniting Population Media Center and four other sector-leading organizations to increase modern family planning rates across six regions of Uganda.

As with all PMC radio shows, Akakunizo is created using PMC’s radio show methodology.

Making a Difference

It’s too soon to know the full impact Akakunizo will have. The goal of the show is to address and create awareness around family planning, sexual and gender-based violence, and maternal and child health and nutrition.

Project Information

Title: Akakunizo (“Jigsaw Puzzle”)
Format: Radio Show
Location: Uganda
Language: Luganda
Duration: Began October 2019

Administrative Team:
Resident Representative: Patrick Lubowa
Deputy Resident Representative: Ronald Ahirirwe
Finance Officer: Suzan Amitta Matanda
Marketing Officer: Andrew Ayazika
Office Manager: Irene Nandutu
Office Assistants: Besigye Cypriano and Elizabeth Birungi

Creative Team:
Producer: Alice Lwanga
Head Writer: Denis Agaba
Writers: Chris Maiso, Denise Nabulumba, Joyce Owens

News Related to this Project:

Katikkiro Mayiga urges hard work on family planning in a meeting with Population Media Center

October 29, 2020 — This article was originally posted on pmldaily.com. The Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek Charles Peter Mayiga has singled out... Keep reading.

Staff Spotlight: Irene Namyalo

January 31, 2020 — Akakunizo (“Jigsaw Puzzle”), one of our two shows airing in Uganda, is in full swing. We recently caught... Keep reading.


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