Category Archives: In The News

Northern Nigeria’s first all-Hausa TV Channel Celebrates Two Years on Air

  “AREWA24 has made us change our behaviors…” On June 28th, AREWA24 the 24/7 all-Hausa language entertainment and lifestyle satellite TV channel, launched and developed by Equal Access celebrated its two-year anniversary.  Since launching on the eve of Ramadan 2014, AREWA24 has established itself as the premier channel for authentic and homegrown Hausa content for…

AREWA24 Programming Wins Viewers’ Choice Award

AREWA24 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award March 5 2016

  On March 7, 2016, AREWA24’s weekly soap opera Dadin Kowa won the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award from Africa Magic/Multichoice-Nigeria for Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series – Hausa. Executive Producer Salisu Balarabe accepted the award on behalf of the writers, actors, and directors of Dadin Kowa, as well as the rest of the Equal Access-Nigeria…

Helping Girls Rise in Nigeria


Partnering with the international film project Girl Rising, which documents empowering stories of women and girls around the world, Equal Access has drawn on its experience and on-the-ground presence in northern Nigeria to successfully localize the project for a Nigerian audience. In Nigeria, as in each of the countries featured in Girl Rising, men dominate…

How Equal Access is Working Closely with Academics

Working with NGOs

Across our range of programs and countries, Equal Access invests a lot of time ensuring the accuracy and value of our monitoring and evaluation work. Now we are taking that to a higher level by working directly with academic researchers from the likes of the Universities of Minnesota, George Mason University, and the London School…

Because We Care | A New Initiative to Boost Education for Marginalized Children


Equal Access was delighted to be invited to join communication and education experts from UNICEF, BRAC International and IICD along with government officials from 14 countries across the globe, to help develop a new initiative aimed at boosting education for marginalized children through communication for development. One of the results of this watershed, four day…

EnCompass LLC leads a team of partners for ICT for Health Partnership


Equal Access is very excited to share the wonderful video that Burness Communications has created for our ICT for Health Partnership.We believe successful development solutions must be country-led, adaptable to changing contexts, fully linked to quality management systems, and inclusive of all stakeholders. More about this partnership can be found by clicking here.

USAID’s “YouthPower” Initiative Includes Creative-led Consortium


WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To empower youth and advance programs that put them at the center of community change, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) selected Creative Associates International as one of six organizations to support initiatives and build the capacity of youth-led and youth-serving organizations. ( “Investing in youth and empowering them…

EA Partners with GPSF to Promote Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

EAA training

January 2014, Kabul: Equal Access Afghanistan (EAA), in partnership with the Canadian Government, is proud to announce a new project promoting a culture of women’s rights in Afghanistan. Funded by the Canadian Government’s Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF), the full title of the project is Expanding Rule of Law Practices and Empowering Community Leaders to Protect Women’s Rights in Afghanistan…

Equal Access Nepal Wins eNGO Challenge Award

Pankaj Chhetri

Equal Access Nepal (EAN) is the recipient of the 2013 eNGO Challenge Award South Asia, recognizing EAN as one of the top NGOs with the best information and communication technology (ICT) practices and digital media tools that benefit societies and communities at large in South Asian countries. On December 5, 2013, Pankaj Chhertri, Senior ICT…

EA Nepal cited in UNICEF, Guardian, for success in new media


Equal Access Nepal’s Saathi Sanga Man Ka Kura (SSMK) program was recognized in UNICEF’s August 2013 report on “Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls.” The report examined effective strategies for the use of ICTs in the promotion of girls’ education and engagement in development campagins and praised…