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05 Jul 2013 

UNESCO/ CALL FOR PROPOSALS: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). Deadline 31st July 2013.


About IPDC

The IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.



Over the last 30 years, following the decisions and guidelines of the Intergovernmental Council and its Bureau, IPDC focused its projects on the most urgent priorities in communication development. For more information on the application process, please read more.

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13 Jun 2013 !aH Radio training on Editorial, Programming, Monitoring and Introduction to ICTs
A 3 day workshop was carried out at !aH from 18th June 2013 to 20th June 2013 to provide training on editorial, programming, monitoring, gender focus and introduction to ICTs to 6 participants (4 women and 2 men) from the recently added !aH Radio station in Tsumkwe, Namibia. More

22 May 2013 Empowering local radios with ICTs. Exchange programme between Base Fm and Live Fm
An exchange programme, organized by UNESCO Windhoek Cluster Office between local radios Base FM and Live FM took place on the 21st and 23rd of May 2013.
The programme aimed to exchange best practices between local radios on programming, management, administration and use of ICTs and FOSS.
This exchange programme is organized within the framework of the SIDA funded project “Empowering local radios with a ICTs” and expected to be replicated in all the 10 participating local radio’s under UNESCO’s Windhoek Office.
Bartholomeus Pieters, Terry Engelbrecht and Morgan Schafe from Live Fm, based in Rehoboth, visited and assessed Katutura’s community radio Base FM on the 21st May. Assistant Administrator Bartholomeus Pieters praised Base Fm: “I will really say that they are advanced, they are well equipped in terms of ICT equipment “. Live Fm recommended FOSS ZaraRadio to Base Fm, which was embraced by the staff for its “simplicity and opportunities” and is currently being used.
On the 23rd May, Base Fm’s station manager Marco Ndlovu, accompanied by Assistant Programme Specialist in CI, Arantxa Mandiola, visited Live Fm in Rehoboth, which is currently extending their studios. Mr. Ndlovu suggested new improvements and activities to ameliorate Live Fm financial situation and programming and organize an effective and participative Board. Marco Ndlovu was positively surprised on how accessible and open Rehoboth’s community radio station truly is for the community: “I love how the community really walks to the studio and share their ideas”. More

WRD LOGO WHITE.JPG13 Feb 2013 Namibia Celebrates “Radio in Our Everyday Lives”
UNESCO Windhoek Office celebrated World Radio Day on the 13th February 2013 with five activities in Namibia under the theme “Radio in our everyday lives”. More

22 Jun 2012 Mainstreaming Information and Communication Technologies into the Namibian education system UNESCO Office Windhoek
UNESCO in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Commonwealth of Learning is bringing together stakeholders in ICT and Education in Namibia for a two day workshop to emphasize the power of ICT Policies in transforming education in Windhoek from 25 to 26 June 2012. More

18 Jun 2012 Call for proposals to carry out a survey on listeners's needs in Lesotho UNESCO Office Windhoek
UNESCO, with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), a three-year project entitled “Empowering local radios with ICTs” in a radio station in Lesotho. More

01 Sep 2010 Vacancy Announcement Communication and Information Sector UNESCO Office in Windhoek
Suspended. More

news_301109_th.jpg02 Nov 2009 Regional Consultation on MIL Curriculum for Teachers UNESCO Office in Windhoek
Regional Training of Trainers’ Workshop on the Draft Teacher Training Curicula for Media and Information Literacy, 3 - 6 November 2009, Pretoria, South Africa More

wsis_homepage_box1.jpg02 Sep 2009 Rural International Summit on Information Society in Gobabis, Namibia (22- 23 September 2009) UNESCO Office in Windhoek
The Ounongo Technology Centre, in partnership with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Windhoek, will host a two day summit in Gobabis, under the theme, Information and Communication Technology: The Oxygen for democracy and service delivery. More

WJEC75x75.jpg31 Aug 2009 UNESCO and Rhodes University work to strengthen journalism education in Africa Rhodes University, South Africa
A partnership between UNESCO and the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies will put the spotlight on strengthening African journalism education in September 2009. More

media-climate-thumb.jpg27 Aug 2009 Lesotho and Namibia to participate in first international conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change UNESCO
UNESCO, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and regional broadcasting unions, will hold an international conference entitled “Broadcast Media and Climate Change: A Public Service Remit,” on 4 and 5 September at its Headquarters in Paris. More

17 Aug 2009 UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Namibia are working in a partnership to enhance services at the Okangwati Community Multipurpose Centre in the Kunene Region in Namibia. Polytechnic of Namibia
Representatives of UNESCO, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, the Regional Council Of the Kunene Region and the Polytechnic of Namibia are committed to work as a team to assess the information needs of the community of Okangwati and enhance services at the Multi-Purpose Access Centre in this village. Multipurpose Community Centres are established in order to promote “Innovative and Productive Usage of Information Communication, Technology and Research and Development ” in rural communities in Namibia. More

07 Aug 2009 Potential Centre of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa, Walter Sisulu University to train community Broadcasters Walter Sisulu University
UNESCO and the Walter Sisulu University’s broadcast school have entered into a partnership to train community radio broadcasters from Lesotho and Swaziland. The training seminar will focus on starting up community radio stations in both these countries. The training will take place at the broadcast studios at the Walter Sisulu University’s media school in East London from the 16 – 21 August 2009. More

20 Jul 2009 University of Pretoria and UNESCO partners in a teacher training project in practical ICT literacy University of Pretoria
The Department of Informatics from the University of Pretoria (UP), assisted by the Department of Information Systems and Technology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, has engaged in a special UNESCO funded teacher training initiative in Tugela Ferry in rural KwaZulu-Natal. During the first two weeks of July 2009, 24 teachers from Lobethal Independent School in Tugela Ferry were trained in practical ICT literacy. The two five-day courses covered practical competency in basic office applications as well as how ICTs can be used to support teachers in their day-to-day tasks. In addition to the CE at UP (Continuing Education at University of Pretoria) course, a Computer Appreciation Course was conducted in the afternoons to introduce active community members to the basics of computers, office applications and email. More

17 Jun 2009 Community development project gets off the ground with a teachers training programme based on UNESCO's ICT Competency Standards for Teachers University of Pretoria
Five day course aimed at introducing school teachers in rural communities to computing and information literacy, Msinga District in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa More

namibie.jpg15 Jun 2009 Inauguration of the Namibian National Committee of the Memory of the World UNESCO Office in Windhoek
UNESCO's programme aiming at preservation and dissemination of valuable archive holdings and library collections worldwide will organise a its first meeting on 17 June 2009 in Windhoek, Namibia. More

01 Jun 2009 Subregional Workshop on Community Media in Southern Africa Windhoek, Namibia 11 to 13 May 2009
Recommendations and final declaration of participants from Angola, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. More

ipdc.jpg22 May 2009 Call for project proposals in the development of Communication UNESCO
Promoting Freedom of Expression and Media Pluralism, Developing Community Media and Developing Human Resources - Deadline 31 July 2009 More

New Picture.bmp08 May 2009 Community Media Conference in Southern Africa UNESCO Office in Windhoek, MISA Namibia
A community media meeting will be held in Windhoek, Namibia from 11 – 13 May 2009, to address challenges and issues surrounding community radio in Angola, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. More

03 May 2009 World Press Freedom Day celebrated in Lesotho MISA Lesotho
World Press Freedom Day is a day designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More

20 Apr 2009 Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2009 UNESCO
Every year, World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity to affirm the importance of freedom of expression and press freedom – a fundamental human right enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On World Press Freedom Day 2009 UNESCO is highlighting the potential of the media to foster dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation. More

14 Apr 2009 Media Trainers’ Workshop for Centres of Excellence in Africa UNESCO Office in Windhoek
Media Trainers’ Workshop for Centres of Excellence in Africa in celebration of the World Press Freedom Day 2009, Windhoek (Namibia) - 5 – 6 May 2009. More

19 May 2004 UNESCO brings Info Minister and Media together UNESCO Office Windhoek
UNESCO Office Windhoek More

07 May 2004 Minister Champions Press Freedom UNESCO Office Windhoek
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Projects

Celebration of World Press Freedom Day UNESCO Office in Windhoek
Promotion and defence of freedom of the press as a fundamental universal human right. More

Preservation of archive holdings and library collections: Memory of the World Programme UNESCO Office in Windhoek
The Memory of the World is the documented, collective memory of the peoples of the world – their documentary heritage – which in turn represents a large proportion of the world’s cultural heritage. More

Promotion of Community Radios and Community Multimedia Centres UNESCO Office in Windhoek
Community radio and community multimedia centres as catalysts for community voice and people-centred development More


Events

ICT for Capacity-Building: Critical Success Factors UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France 11 May 2005 - 13 May 2005
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