Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


Challenges faced by women to access information on climate change

“The program outlines the challenges faced by women when accessing information about climate change. Women from two different radio listening clubs explain the challenges they face which includes; unable to read and write, lack of ICTs (phones and radio sets are unavailable since they are owned by their husbands). The women also explain how the negative effects of climate change have affected their agricultural business. These include; degradation of soil and insufficient rainfalls, careless cut down of trees, all of this has lead to low yields.

They also explain what they are doing in order to mitigate climate change problems which includes; planting and establishing woodlots, practicing conservation agriculture. This practice is based on the use of compost manure, mulching and planting tree that add fertility to the soil and practicing crop rotation. The women are also using radio listening club where they discuss several issues including climate change after listening to radio programs.

The programs also featured an interview with an agricultural extension worker.”

Nkhotakota Community Radio, Malawi.

Program is in Chichewa. A transcript in English is available on AMARC’s website.   

This program is part of the international audio series “Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities”, produced by AMARC with the support of Bread for the World.


Gender perspective and climate change

In an article published by, journalist Aisling Irwin highlights that women are the forgotten ones in the fight against climate change. Thus, climate-compatible practices should be better defined before being implemented.

La perspective de genre et le changement climatique

Dans un article publié sur, Aisling Irwin souligne que les femmes sont les oubliées des changements climatiques. Ainsi, les pratiques climato-compatibles devraient être mieux définies avant d’être mises en place.

How climate change has affected women and youth in Malawi

This audio documentary by Luciano Milala of Mudzi’Wathu Community Radio addresses the impact of climate change on women and youth in Malawi. With his guests, Mr. Milala discusses the challenges and possible solutions to fight climate change in Malawi.

This audio recording is part of the international series "Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with Bread for the World.


Appel à propositions pour «Vers COP21: diffuser les voix des communautés», une série radiophonique internationale de l'AMARC

En décembre 2015, Paris accueillera la 21e session de la Conférence des parties de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP21). Les pays y négocieront un nouvel accord universel sur le climat.

Le phénomène mondial des changements climatiques affecte tous les pays sur la planète. Mais, les régions les plus pauvres et les communautés les plus marginalisées sont les plus durement touchées par les conditions changeantes.

Call for proposals for “Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities”, an international radio series produced by AMARC

In December 2015, Paris will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change (COP21). There, the countries will negotiate a new universal climate agreement.

The global phenomenon of climate change is affecting every country on the planet. But, the poorest regions and the most marginalized communities in the world are hit the hardest by the changing conditions.

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