Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Through Radio, 13/02

13 February 2014, 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

The event hosted by SOAS Radio and the Centre of African Studies in London on February 13th will consist of a high-profile panel discussion, a communication-for-development trade fair exhibition, a series of 3 lightning talks, and a documentary film screening.

The panel will be chaired by Robtel Neajai Pailey, a PhD student at SOAS, and will include keynote speeches by:

  • Tim Williams, Chair of the Board of the UK National Commission for UNESCO.
  • Birgitte Jallov, director of Empowerhouse and author of the well received ‘Empowerment Radio: Voices building a community.’
  • Children’s Radio Foundation, an organisation that trains young people in Africa in reporting and broadcast.
  • Milica Pesic, MA, Executive Director of Media Diversity Institute (UK).

Lightning talks
The panel discussion will be preceded by a series of three lightning talks given by Felicity Finch (Rwandan Radio Soap Opera & Sound Women Network), Uzma Sulaiman (LifeLine Energy’s work in Zambia) and Gemma Ferguson (Equal Access’ Project ‘Samajdhari’). The purpose of these talks is to showcase specific case study examples of radio being used as a development communication tool in practice.

Trade fair exhibition
The Communication for Development trade fair gives media and development organisations, technology providers and other communication professionals the chance to showcase their work. This year our exhibitors include LIDC (London International Development Centre), RadioActive, C4D Network, LifeLine Energy, Sourcefabric, Children’s Radio Foundation, SOAS Radio and JT Live Community Radio. The trade fair is a great space to network with other organisations working in the communication for development field.

Entry to the event is free, but please reserve tickets on Eventbrite

Trade Fair Exhibition 5.00-7.00pm
Lightning Talks 6.00-6.30pm
Panel 6.30-8.00pm
Film Screening of Leh Wi Tok 8.00-8.45pm
Drinks Reception 8.00-9.00pm

For more information, please contact Mary Thackray, SOAS Radio Manager

Organiser: SOAS Radio & The Centre of African Studies

Contact email:


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