Invitation to Tender
Community Radio Solar Power Systems Installations
As part of its climate information services
activities under NRM component, BRACED program has been working with Wajir
Community Radio, a local radio station whose target is to empower the
marginalized and vulnerable members of the pastoralist community who are mostly
disadvantaged especially over print material due to their illiteracy in order
to enlighten and empower such members of the community with the information
they require using a language they understand.
BRACED 1 has invested in the
expansion of WCR helping it to achieve a listenership increment from 63% to 82%
and reaching part of Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera and Garissa Counties. This has
had a positive impact on the pastoral community who has the radio as their only
source of climate information services.
The BRACED-X project is engaging the
community radio station in Wajir to develop community radio programmes in local
languages related to project activities. The radio programmes are being used to
enable public consultation and feedback on project activities carried out on
the ground in Wajir: participatory resource mapping and a water governance
The radio programmes are a way for
the country government to engage with citizens regarding community priorities
for water and rangeland development and to feed into ongoing county level
policy development on water and rangeland management/governance.
A series of radio programmes (six in
total) have already been broadcast on the participatory resource mapping
activities carried out across Wajir. The programmes were organised at the sub
county level – one each for Wajir East, Wajir West, Wajir South, Wajir North,
Tarbaj and Eldas.
Despite it being the only link and
information bridge between the pastoral community and the government/duty
bearers, the station has been suffering from power outage both at the station
and at the transmitter which is located 6KMs from the station.
Occasioned by the frequent tradition
of power outage in Wajir and the 2018 burning of the power control room of the
KPLC offices, Wajir community Radio is currently unable to continue its
broadcast as scheduled. There is abrupt stoppage of information flow which made
the listeners to miss vital information including those that are sponsored by
the BRACED-X program.
This activity which involve solar
power support of Wajir Community Radio is to remedy the situation and put in
place an alternative source of power which will also saves cost of paying for
electricity which is a burden as the radio has no donor funding and mostly rely
on programme production and airing.
installation of solar power system for WCR station and WCR
The role of the Radio In Achievement
Of BRACED-X Policy Work.
1. Wajir Radio will produce a
transcription from Somali to English of the six radio programmes carried out
for the participatory resource mapping. These will be used to inform and
validate findings for the knowledge products and Wajir policy workshop.
Transcription will be made of the entire programme, including the discussions
from the phone-ins.
2. A radio broadcast will be aired by
Wajir Radio to share and validate findings of a Water Governance Study led by
the County Government water department and supported by Mercy Corps, and IIED.
The study was carried out in October 2018 and findings of the study are currently
being validated by the water department and other stakeholders in Wajir. The
County Chief Officer for Water will take part in the broadcast. A one-hour
broadcast will share findings of the report with radio listeners, ask questions
to the listeners, and a phone-in will be held with the Chief Officer to answer
any questions the listeners have. IIED and Wajir Radio are working together to
produce an outline and set of key messages and questions for the programme.
3. Wajir Radio will also produce a
transcription of the water governance study broadcast as indicated above.
Again, transcription will be made of the entire programme, including the
discussions from the phone-
4. Wajir Radio will produce two
summaries of the discussions from the radio phone-in debates; one for the
resource mapping, and another for the water governance study. The summary will
include the main issues raised from the listeners during the debates, giving
voice to the range of people that participated – e.g. men and women,
pastoralists and non-pastoralists, young and old. Each summary should be
approximately 2-4 pages in length
5. Going forward, Wajir community
radio will continue the broadcast of climate information services in
partnership with Meteorological and all other related departments even after
BRACED-X exit to continue giving the pastoral communities the information they
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