Saturday, February 19, 2011

Equal Access Project - Nepal

12 million listeners regularly tune into Equal Access Nepal radio programs which are broadcast to target rural Nepalis

Digital Broadcast Initiative, Equal Access Nepal is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization.  Nepal is a developing country, but development is uneven and incomplete unless the population has access to information vital for their well-being. Therefore, the Equal Access Nepal creates and disseminates radio shows that empower listeners with critically needed information for social change on a wide range of development themes. 

Digital Broadcast Initiative, Equal Access Nepal (Equal Access) was established as an NGO in Nepal in February 2004. Initially, Equal Access, an International NGO based in San Francisco (currently also registered with the Social Welfare Council as an INGO in Nepal), started operations in Nepal as the executing agency for the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional pilot project, Digital Broadcast Initiative. This initiative, that utilized digital satellite broadcasting technology to bring vital development information direct to underserved communities in rural settings, was formally launched in Kathmandu, June 24, 2003. Since then, Equal Access has continued to implement numerous 'communications for development' projects in Nepal, with programming on a range of thematic areas including education, healthcare, microfinance, sustainable agriculture, human rights and conflict management, HIV/AIDS and women's empowerment....