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OneWorld-UNDP Webinar on Building Capacity of Community Radio Stations to Fight COVID-19

UNDP OneWorld Webinar

Community Radio stations have an important role to play not only in giving local communities a voice to make themselves heard, but also to deliver timely, accurate and useful information to people affected by emergencies. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that the life-saving function of timely information is taken seriously by the audience of community radio stations and this facilitates open debate as well as creation of life saving knowledge. There is, however, a growing need for the community radio stations to learn from experts as well as one another to arrive at an understanding of their ongoing and future work pertaining to Covid-19 related information and knowledge and filter infodemic to draw genuine communication and also demystify disinformation, misinformation and malinformation.

Building the knowledge and skills of community radio practitioners can make a difference in the way people think and act in view of the continued threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. As community based organisations, community radio stations are first line of communication for communities. Many of the community radio stations have worked with communities for over 10 years disseminating valuable, life-saving information to the communities. The community radio stations have also disseminated Covid-19 related information in recent times.

OneWorld Foundation India (OneWorld) and UNDP are organising two webinars to strengthen the capacity of community radio stations in creating awareness on Covid-19, promoting Covid-appropriate behaviour, and removing vaccine hesitancy in people, and advancing their involvement in inclusive initiatives and communication for development.

AGENDA

OneWorld-UNDP Webinars on Building Capacity of

Community Radio Stations to Fight COVID-19

(Date: 18th October 2021; 11.00 am-3.00 pm)

Time

Session

Description

11.00 am -

11.30 am

Session 1:

Introductory Session

Linking with participants and speakers and introduction

11.30 am – 12.00 pm

Session 2:

Inaugural Session

Welcome Address: Abha Negi, Managing Director, OneWorld Foundation India

Special Address: Ms. Nadia Rasheed, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP India

Inaugural Address by Chief Guest: Sh Rajesh Bhushan, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India

12.00 pm-

12.45 am

Session 3:

Creating awareness on COVID-19, promoting COVID -appropriate behaviour, and removing vaccine hesitancy in people: Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Rajiv Tikoo, OneWorld

Co-moderator: UNDP Representative

Speakers:

Dr Jugal Kishore, Director Professor and Head of Department, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

Dr Yashpal Sharma, HOD - Cardiology, PGI Chandigarh

Dr Anil Agarwal, Director, GB Pant Hospital, Delhi

Dr Mohd Aleem Arif, Public Health Advisor, WHO

12.45 pm-

1.30 pm

Session 4:

Sharing of good practices on Covid-19 by CR Stations

Moderator: Abha Negi, MD, OneWorld

Co-moderator: UNDP Representative

Speakers:

Ms. Sharmila, Gurgaon Ki Aawaz, Gurugram

  • Mr. Abhishek Arun, Radio Mayur, Bihar
  • Mr. Neeraj Mishra – Vanya Radio, MP
  • Ms Radha Shukla, Waqt Ki Aawaz, Kanpur Dehat, UP

1.30 pm-

2.15 pm

Session 5:

Way Forward: COVID-19 on Community Radio – Producing & Broadcasting radio programmes

Moderator : Bijoy Patro, OneWorld

Co-moderator: UNDP Representative

Speakers:

Mr. Bhaskar Bhuyan, Brahmaputra Community Radio, Assam

Arti Bisht – Henwalani, UK

Soumya Jha, CR Expert

2.15 pm – 3.00 pm

Session 6:

Valedictory Session

Moderator: Abha Negi, MD, OneWorld

Co-Moderator: UNDP Representative

Valedictory Address:

Prof Vinod Pavarala, Senior Professor of Communication & Unesco Chair on Community Media, University of Hyderabad

Summing Up

UNDP Representative

Vote of Thanks

Ms Abha Negi, MD, OneWorld

 

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Resource Persons

Nadia Rasheed

Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP India

Dr.Anil Agarwal

Director, GB Pant Hospital, Delhi

Dr. Jugal Kishore

Director Professor and Head of Department, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Aleem Arif

Public Health Advisor, WHO

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