In order for Earth to thrive, humans must thrive in balance with nature. The overexploitation of the environment must stop.
Making A Difference
Through the power of storytelling, Pambazuko moved listeners closer to a more equitable world for humans and ecosystems. Listeners reported being more active in several ecological conservation efforts, including animal protection and reforestation, and confirmed their commitment against violence toward women and children.
PMC produced Pambazuko in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This 156-episode show originally aired from February 2016 to August 2017 and was rebroadcast from 2018 t0 2019.
Pambazuko addressed reproductive health and education, two key drivers of population growth. Pambazuko also featured a storyline addressing great ape conservation.
Pambazuko was originally broadcast in five languages over 14 community radio stations in eastern Congo, including the former Oriental Province, Maniema, North Kivu, South Kivu, and the former Katanga Province.
As one of the organizations working in support of IUCN’s Conservation Action Plan, PMC rebroadcast Pambazuko in key locations bordering protected areas and community forests. The rebroadcast was funded by The Weeden Foundation, The Marisla Foundation, and The Jane Goodall Institute and aired on 12 community radio stations in Maniema, North Kivu, and South Kivu.