Category Archives: In The News

Storytelling for Social Change


Equal Access International uses the power of storytelling and media to solve problems around the world. Read the full article by the The Tech  Museum of Innovation by clicking here.

Equal Access International Wins the 2016 Tech Award in the Microsoft Education Category

2016 Microsoft Education Award - The tech Awards

  Equal Access is proud to announce that it has won the 2016 Tech Award in the Microsoft Education Category. The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a premiere event and program that celebrates those who are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing problems. This is the second time Equal Access has…

Reaching Marginalized Populations: the Power of Radio and Mobile Voice

Natasha Beale, July 7 2016 – Discourse in the ICT4D field can often getahead of itself, focusing so much on new technologies that developing the newest app or handing every teacher a tablet becomes the magic bullet to solving the world’s development problems. While it would be great if this were true, if new technologies…

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…