ACORAB Nepal and BBC Media Action jointly conducted a five days technical training from 28th Feb 2015 to 04th March 2015 in Pokhara on Radio Broadcast for community radios of Western 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 28 participants from 28 community radio station across the Western Development Region participated in the program. Among 28 participants in the training 2 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 Western development region. Mr. Kishor Jung Thapa, Senior Vice President of ACORAB Nepal handed over the tool sets to Mr. Yogindra Purbiya Tharu, technician of radio Lumbini for the establishment of western regional hub.
Mr. Radeep Maharjan, Sr.Technical Officer from ACORAB Nepal, Mr. Sunil Rajbharat, technician from ACORAB Nepal, Mr. Protshan Shrestha and Mr. Saligram Pudashani, engineers 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.