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UNICEF Special Event for World Radio Day


Special Event for World Radio Day

Thursday 13 February 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Kick-off for UNICEF’s 2014 Spotlight series on
“C4D Innovations for Equity”

Spotlight:          “Innovations in the Use of Radio in Achieving Results for Women and Children”

Where: UNICEF’s ground floor Danny Kaye conference hall

Webinar link:

Focus of Spotlight: Agency experiences, achievements and processes in innovative use of radio:

  • Radio’s contribution to addressing specific development issues: Refugee issues in Haiti, land conflicts in Honduras and Chile; police abuses in Brazil; violence in schools in Uganda.


  • Radio as a platform to facilitate processes of engagement: e.g. Children’s inputs into program design; dialogue on children and citizen rights and accountability; inter-cultural exchange.


  • How Radio Practitioners have addressed key development priorities and challenges (themes for the series):Equity; 360 degree participation; Link to ICTs; Trans-media.

Guest Panelists:

UNESCO: Suzanne Bilello, Senior Public Information and Liaison Officer: Significance of World Radio Day and use of Radio for Women’s and Girls empowerment.

UNICEF: Massimiliano Sani, Dulce Nhacuongue, UNICEF C4D Specialists: Mozambique Participatory Child Rights Media Network Radio/Media NetworkSustained Platform for Children’s Voice and Participation.

AMARC: Benoit Hervieu, Secretary General of the World Community Radio Association (AMARC-International) and former Head of Americas Reporters Without Borders: Community Radio: Breaking the Silence and Shifting the Power.          

New York University: Carlos Chirinos – Visiting Professor at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Director of SOAS Radio, University of London: Uganda-UK International School Linking Radio Project: Dialogue for Action on Child Protection in Schools.

Panel Host:         Rafael Obregon,   Chief of C4D Section, UNICEF HQ                                                                           

 Panel Moderator: Kerida McDonald, Senior Advisor C4D, UNICEF HQ

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