Category Archives: Country Programs

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The Leaders of Change (Niger): Our new video featuring testimonials from people engaged in our USAID-funded Peace Through Development program, which we co-implemented in Chad and Niger. As of June, 2010 an estimated 2.5 million Nigeriens regularly listen to at least one of our radio programs and have sent in thousands of SMS feedback as…

10-year Afghanistan Anniversary Press Release

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  Kabul August 28, 2013: Today, San Francisco-based NGO Equal Access (EA) celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the launch of their media outreach programs in Afghanistan. Co-hosted by Equal Access CEO and President of Equal Access, Ronni Goldfarb, and EA Afghanistan Country Director, Dr. Anwar Jamili, the evening event featured dramatic performances by EA’s…

Equal Access Partners with Youth in Yemen to Create Changemaker Documentaries


To assist Yemeni youth in realizing their rights during Yemen’s political transition,​ Equal Access worked with youth leaders​ to produce four​ Changemaker​s​ documentary films​. T​he documentaries ​​are​ designed to provide inspiring and compelling examples of Yemeni youth taking the initiative to create positive change in their society. Click here to read more about the Changemaker…

EA’s Hausa language TV channel Arewa24 announces new schedules for 2016


January 19, 2016 – Building upon AREWA24’s unprecedented growth in distribution and popularity in Northern Nigeria, the channel and its production studio is launching an ambitious new slate of original Hausa Language programming for 2016. Click here to read the full article.

Sajhedari Bikaas (SB) Workshop Held To Promote Community Radio-Local Government Partnership


On Dec. 14-15, SB sub-partner Equal Access organized a two-day workshop in Dhangadhi, Nepal to promote the use of community radio stations by local governments. Thirteen participants representing VDC, DDC and Municipality of Kanchanpur and Kailali districts attended the workshop and learned to devel-op press release, news, and public service announcement among others. The participants…

Chad PDevII Radio Theater Contest tackles Sensitive Issues including Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)


Above: proud actors admire the trophies bestowed upon them for CVE radio drama. Below: actors from the Bol theater troupe present their winning sketch on Boko Haram recruitment for a packed auditorium. “[when the man dressed as a Boko Haram captain leader], I was trembling before I remembered that it was all just theater! It…

Mobile Theater Spreading the Word in Afghanistan


Helping farmers in remote parts of Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province to improve their outputs and methods might seem like a suitable job for the local agricultural college or some on-the-job training. But for the Equal Access team in Afghanistan this is a perfect subject for street theatre with plenty of comedy thrown in. It’s common knowledge…

How Equal Access is Working Closely with Academics

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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…

Empowering Voters and Communities in Burkina Faso

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Zansong Soré team members interact directly with the audience to ensure their voices get to air. Just over a year since Burkina Faso erupted into an unexpected revolution that ended with the removal of President Blaise Compaoré, voters have returned to the polls in what has been seen as a largely free and fair election….

We Rise! We Shine! Youth Programming & Positive Impact in Nepal

The recent earthquakes in Nepal have claimed more than 8,500 lives and destroyed countless homes, schools, and community spaces. Youth face an extraordinary emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences – and with 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed, more than 1 million are without classrooms. Meet Kapil Silwal, A young listener to Equal…