May 26, 2016
Community Radios in Nepal are reliable, accessible and most effective sources of information which reaches large number of people. It is a matter of pleasure to inform you about the upcoming event 'Community Radio Journalists' Conference 2016'. Main theme of the conference is "the role of community radios to achieve sustainable development goals in Nepal". Conference is going to be organized on the auspicious occasion of the completion of 7 years by Community Information Network (CIN). It was establishment by Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACROAB) Nepal on May 29, 2009. Conference will be organized from 8 am to 5 pm in Siddhartha Cottage, Dhobighat Lalitpur on May 29, 2016.
Community journalists representing all parts of the country will attend the conference. Participants of this conference will discuss about community journalism: practices and challenges, community radio broadcasting for economic development, community radio broadcasting to promote good governance and mainstreaming gender equality to achieve sustainable development goals through community radio broadcasting. In addition, other topics of discussion will be participatory design of radio contents and quality assurance and role of community radio for women empowerment. At the end of a day, Kathmandu declaration paper will be formulated as an outcome of the conference. Subsequently, a declaration will be announced about the South Asian Community Radio Conference which is planned to organize in Kathmandu.
This conference is being organized on the imitation of ACORAB as an umbrella organization of Nepalese community radios, so we appeal support from the Government of Nepal, National and International Agencies, Political Parties, Civil Society Groups, Audience and Well-wishers for the success of the program.