Accountability and the citizen-led control of public initiatives today are now crucial to the development policies implemented in Africa. In Madagascar, these issues are all the more important given the political turmoil that the country has suffered over the past few decades.
The Madagascan Citizens' Dialogues project aims to get the Madagascan media more closely involved in matters concerning good local governance and accountability, so that they play their part in promoting more active citizenship and encouraging greater civic engagement. It follows on from the initiatives already carried out by CFI in Madagascar, and has been devised by taking account of the results of other projects launched in Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso covering similar issues.
In a country that today has over 300 radio stations and 40 television channels, which mainly cover regions with high population densities, CFI has selected ten local radio stations, two television stations and four written press and online media outlets to benefit from training workshops on the citizen-led control of public initiatives. This pilot project will subsequently be expanded so as to cater for more media outlets.
- 10 local radio stations
- 2 television stations
- 4 written press and online media outlets
- NGOs and CSOs
- Local authorities
- Audiences and rural and urban communities in the countries involved in the project
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Organisation of a dialogue seminar involving CSOs, media organisations and local authorities
Training workshops on the key concepts and notions concerning citizen-led control of public initiatives, for media and CSO professionals and elected officials in the target regions.
Madagascar: talking about citizenship on the radioSeptember 29, 2016
Civic dialogue on Madagascar’s radio stationsOctober 31, 2016
Citizen discussion spaces for young malagasiesNovember 2, 2016
Production of theatre-style radio programmes for raising citizen awareness
Production of theatre-style radio programmes for raising citizen awareness.
Citizen-led control of public initiatives: from theory sessions to radio sketchesMarch 8, 2017
Support and training
Support and training in devising and producing radio shows for educating citizens and promoting dialogue amongst them
Radio stations promoting land management in MadagascarApril 30, 2017
Initiative specific to the region of Antalaha
Putting platforms in place for young citizens to express their opinions (initiative specific to the region of Antalaha)
Training CSOs in advocacy and leadership techniques
Training CSOs in advocacy and leadership techniques.
Leadership and advocacy: workshops for promoting better cooperationMay 31, 2017
Organisation of debates involving CSOs, media organisations and local authorities
Organisation of debates involving CSOs, media organisations and local authorities.
Debates on the elections in MadagascarNovember 9, 2017
Investigative journalism techniques
Training in local investigative journalism techniques, and assisting in investigations from afar
Call for applications – Investigative journalism training in the MadagascarMay 29, 2017
Putting a media monitoring system in place
Putting a media monitoring system in place.
Organisation of a 'citizen media' competition.