DR Congo/Dimitra Clubs The clubs reaching autonomy

Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

Two years after the launch of the first Dimitra community listeners’ clubs in Tshopo District (Orientale Province), the FAO-Dimitra office in Yangambi is closing its doors, but its activities are continuing.

The Dimitra clubs were set up as part of the gender sensitive participatory communication project using listeners’ clubs to tackle poverty, gender and food security issues. This approach has been implemented by FAO, with funding from IFAD and the Government of DR Congo, through its Agricultural Rehabilitation Programme (PRAPO). Today, a new chapter starts, increasing the empowerment of the Dimitra clubs, still guided by the same principles that are their strength: the participation of women, men and youth, reflection and collective action. The Dimitra clubs function in collaboration with other organizations and local government institutions, as well as with other development actors.

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(FAO Source)