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Panos Institute Southern Africa

Impact Stories

Meeting of community members in Chadiza

Traditional leaders empowered to drive behaviour change

Traditional leaders in the Zambian districts of Chipata and Chadiza in the Eastern Province and Monze in the Southern Province have been empowered to become resource of information and agents for behavior change to address health challenges in their communities. In the Communicating HIV Prevention in Southern Africa project, which covers six countries and in Zambia, PSAf is implementing the project in collaboration with Chikuni Radio Station in Monze and Petauke Explorers in Petauke, Eastern
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RLC membersin a discussion with a Zodiak Broadcasting Station team

Lilongwe residents take HIV prevention debate a gear up

Members of ten Radio Listening Clubs (RLCs) affiliated to Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Lilongwe, Malawi have taken the debate on HIV prevention a gear up through their production of informative weekly programmes on the station. The RLCs were established under PSAf’s regional project on Communicating HIV Prevention in Southern Africa.

The RLCs comprise of community members from the five traditional authorities, namely: Chitukula, Chi
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Participants at the RPCD training in Maputo

Mozambique community broadcasters embrace RLCs

Community radio journalists from five community radio stations in Mozambique have embraced the Radio Listening Club (RLC) methodology after undergoing a PSAf training in Maputo from 28 May to 1 June. The training was part of the Radio Platform for Community Development (RPCD), which PSAf is implementing in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia with funding from the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). The 15 participants were drawn from Radio Dondo in Manica Province, Radio Catandi
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Frank Musukukwa

Atwaambe partner compels Zambia authorities to reintroduce sign language on TV

A boundary partner in the Atwaambe Project has managed to convince the Zambian government and authorities at the national broadcaster to reintroduce sign language translations during the main television news at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).
On 23 October, ZDYW Executive Director Frank Musukwa wrote an open letter to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting complaining ab
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Deaf Childfren

Communities empowered to make access to education for the deaf a national agenda

Interventions by Panos Institute Southern Africa and two implementing partners have empowered communities to demand for systems to be put in place to ensure that the education system in Zambia also addresses the needs of the deaf.

Under the Atwaambe Project, PSAf is currently supporting the Read More