Sunday, April 25, 2010

Radio for Peace Building Africa

I receive notices from Radio for Peace Building Africa, which is a project that supports educative and collaborative radio initiatives. Founded under Search for Common Ground, the goals for RFPA are as follows (as quoted from their website):
  • To increase the knowledge and skills of radio broadcasters, and particularly youth radio broadcasters, in covering issues with multiple perspectives;
  • To encourage key government officials to communicate effectively with their constituents;
  • To improve the communication flow between policy makers and civil society members and radio broadcasters.
The notices that RFPA sends by e-mail to me may be useful to some of our readers, so I would like to share two particular notices I received this week (quoting directing from their e-mail):

Graca Machel Scholarships

The 'Graça Machel Scholarship Programme' will provide scholarships over an initial 3 year period and aims to empower disadvantaged women from Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa by providing them with an opportunity to further their professional development and thus play a constructive role in the development of their country. Scholarship applications are now available and will be open until 11 August, 2010. To download an application and learn more, visit:

If you know of any new funding opportunities that we could advertise, please feel free to send us your suggestions to the following web address:


18th -20th August 2010, Accra - Ghana: The Africa Media & Democracy Conference invites papers for its annual Africa Media and Democracy Conference. The theme for the Conference is: "Mediating Democracy in Africa".

ABSTRACTS & PAPERS: Please email abstracts (maximum one page) along with contact information and a 500-word bio to:

All Abstracts must be in English, full papers may be submitted in either English or French.

· Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 30th April 2010

· Notice of acceptance of abstracts: 5th May 2010

· Deadline for receipt of full papers: 30th May 2010

For further information and other enquiries please contact Conference Team.


For more information, please visit the Radio for Peace Building Africa website. They also have a Swahili version here.

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