ACORAB Nepal and BBC Media Action jointly conducted a five days technical training from 18th - 22nd Feb 2015 in Dadeldhura on Radio Broadcast for community radios of Far-Western Development Region. The training was focused on practical and basic skills and insights that are required to deal with common technical problem of a radio station.
The training was a part of ACORAB Nepal and BBC media action’s capacity building for community radios and staffs through enhancing technical skills of technicians from all member radio stations. Altogether 29 participants from 29 community radio station across the Far-Western Development Region participated in the program. Among 29 participants in the training 4 of them were women. The training course covered topics related to IT in broadcast, studio equipment, studio wiring, FM transmitter, earthing, surge protector devices, electrical wiring, backup system and urban solar photo voltaic system. This training provided more time for practical session, where participants learned to measure all the electrical as well as electronics devices by using multi-meter. They were taught about audio cable and connectors soldering and preparing studio cable in a technically appropriate manner. ACORAB Nepal and BBC Media Action provided digital multi-meter, soldering iron rod, cutter, plier, screw, wire stripper to each participants for their basic studio propose.
Last day of the training concluded with the establishment of technical regional hub in the Far-western region. Mr. Govinda Devkota, General Secretary of ACORAB Nepal handed over the tool sets to Mr. Ramesh Joshi, Far western region co-ordinator of ACORAB for the establishment of far western technical regional hub.
Mr. Radeep Maharjan, Sr.Technical Officer from ACORAB Nepal and Mr. Netra Bahadur Khatri, engineer from Topsun energy pvt. ltd facilitated the training. At the end of the training, participants made a commitment to share their knowledge with their colleagues upon their return and to improve level of technical quality at their stations.