UNDP Continues to Celebrate World Radio Day by highlighting more inspiring stories from Lao communities

Posted February 11, 2022

For Lao Press Release ສຳລັບບົດຂ່າວພາສາລາວ

Community Radio Volunteers training in Nakai. Photo by: EPPCR

From music, to news, new knowledge and old stories, local radio is at the heart of our communities.

On February 9-10, 2022, the Community Radio for Development of Nakai District, Khammouane held a training for volunteers of the community radio. The event was chaired by Ms Kinnalone Benthonthilath, Head of Nakai District Information, Culture and Tourism Office and was facilitated by Ms Nokna Douanpanya, the coordinator for the Community Radios project at Nongbuakham learning center. The participants included 12 young volunteers (8 female) from Nakai.

The training is supported by the Enhancing People’s Participation through Community Radio (EPPCR) project, the Department of Mass Media, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in cooperation with UNDP and Nam Theun 2 Power Company Limited.

The volunteers were guided through a training on radio production processes such as the preparation of radio scripts, developing spot advertisements, radio programme planning, marketing skills and radio programming on local community issues.

The training supports Nakai volunteers to produce a variety of radio programming in local ethnic languages, which engages local community members and helps locals to access key information on community development issues.

Under the EPPCR project, their participation in the training to develop new radio programming will enhance their own community’s development, which is crucial to contributing to sustainability and inclusiveness.

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Contact details to get in touch with UNDP or Project Team 

Aksonethip SOMVORACHIT, UNDP Communications Analyst

Email:  aksonethip.somvorachit@undp.org