Publication sponsored by Stem van Afrika

Energy for Radio - A Guide for Practitioners
by Michael Bycroft

"Energy for Radio" is a guide to energy management for radio stations.

Stem van Afrika Projects

Stem van Afrika launched a Call for Proposals in 2010, and again in 2012, seeking innovative projects which focus on strengthening the community radio landscape in Africa.

Selected project holders in Eastern and Southern Africa were encouraged to submit a grant request for the funding period 2020/2021 and beyond.

After screening, the following projects were chosen for funding and are currently ongoing.


KCOMNET, Nairobi, Kenya
Together against COVID-19: Community media taking children and teenagers through understanding the pandemic and challenges brought about by Coronavirus
Radio Kwizera, Ngara, Tanzania
Development of a Strategic Plan for the Radio Station
UMWA/Mama FM, Kampala, Uganda
Participatory Development of a Business Plan for Mama FM
UMWA/Mama FM, Kampala, Uganda
Enhancing access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Information Services, Phase III
FADECO, Karagwe-Kagera Region, Tanzania
Participatory Media Campaign on Road Safety and Road Safety Laws, Phase II (2018)
FADECO, Karagwe-Kagera Region, Tanzania
Participatory media campaign on road safety and road safety laws in Tanzania
TEC, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Develop the Capacity of Community Radio Stations in Tanzania in Measuring, Understanding and Developing their Audiences
Radio Pacis, Arua, Uganda
Tailor-made training in audience research for radio station staff and realisation of audience research surveys, Radio Pacis, Uganda
UMWA/Mama FM, Kampala, Uganda
Enhancing access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Information Services
UMWA/Mama FM, Kampala, Uganda
Building local capacities to measure and understand audiences
ECM, Lilongwe, Malawi
Building local capacities to measure and understand audiences
KCOMNET, Nairobi, Kenya
Improving the financial sustainability of community radio stations in Kenya by collective marketing
Audience Research in Uganda
Building Capacities of Local Community Oriented Radio Stations in Uganda. Audience Research Programme for Assessing Listeners and Target Audiences.
CEMECA, Dedougou, Burkina Faso
Communication campaign for welfare of women and children in Boucle du Mouhoun
ECODEV, Kisumu, Kenya
Diahorrea Awareness Campaign
Manyu Community Radio, Mamfe, Cameroon
Improvement of income and the livelihood of farmers for non-timber products.
Radio Kwizera, Ngara, Tanzania
"Kazi ni kazi" (work is work) - Stimulation of Entrepreneurship in Northern Tanzania
Radio Wa, Lira, Uganda
Awareness and Media Action against Environmental Degradation in Northern Uganda
UMWA, Kampala, Uganda
Increasing Knowledge and Skills Building for Community Staff / Volunteers in sexual and Reproductive Health Reporting (SHR)
Womens Net, South Africa
Training and facilitation of radio stations on the creation of interactive audio content
ToroDev, Rwenzori Region, Uganda
Programme to enhance radio broadcasts on rural development
ABC Ulwazi, South Africa
Production of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on medical information
SAMWAKI, Bubusa FM, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Awareness Campaign on environmental issues through broadcasting
VIFESA, Tanzania
Production of Interactive Radio Programmes for Small Scale Producers in the Lake Victoria Region
REMACOB, Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
Radio Campaign on HIV/Aids and Road Safety in Bas-Congo Province
FADECO, Karagwe-Kagera Region, Tanzania
Sensitisation Programmes for People with Disabilities: Giving Voice to People with Disabilities in Tanzania.
Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria
Production of Radio Dramas on Climate Change by Women, Imo State, Owerri
Alternative Espaces Citoyens (AEC), Niger
Advocacy on Children's Rights by Radio Dramas (Storytelling)
CEMECA, Radio Salaki, Burkina Faso
Radio Campaign Towards the Social Dialogue and Integration of Peuls in the Mouhoun Region