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December

DBU & Research

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The Development Broadcasting Unit (DBU) is a unit of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). DBU is overseen by a Steering Committee which comprises of MBC management, a representative from Chancellor College, a representative from Malawi Economic Justice Network and a representative from Ministry of Local Government. The committee is chaired by the MBC Director General. DBU was established in 1999 with funding from the British Department for International Development (DFID).

 

DBU engages in development programming and has vast experience in development communication.  The unit uses participatory communication approaches to ensure national dialogue around development issues. Through the participatory approaches, marginalised communities are given access to radio and TV where they bring out issues affecting them and are linked to service providers for action oriented dialogue within the community. The issues raised are mainly centred on addressing development challenges they face at community level. DBU believes that the right to development can best be achieved by reducing the gap (due to power relations) between the communities and duty bearers through regular contact and dialogue.

 

In the DBU approach, communities are mobilized around a Radio Listening Club (RLC) which is at the centre of the development activities. The RLCs are trained in radio programme production, problem identification and solving, human rights, advocacy, local government structures and other development related issues. Some of the radio programmes under DBU are produced by the communities themselves. DBU produces and facilitates broadcast of radio and TV programmes, radio and TV jingles and spots.

 

For programmes produced by the RLCs, DBU follows a five step methodology. Through this methodology, a community, with guidance from the RLC, first identifies the problem, then develops a village voice – a discussion by the community on the problem identified. The village voice is followed by the dialogue where community members engage service providers or duty bearers in a discussion on the problem identified and agree on the plan of action. The village voice and dialogue are generated into a programme that is then broadcast on MBC radio channels. Finally, there is a reflection on the programme that has been broadcast.

 

DBU has worked with a number of partners in development related activities. The role of DBU has been the provision of a platform for communities to dialogue with service providers and duty bearers on development related issues. Through the work of DBU at local level, communities have realised their potential to initiate and contribute to development at the grassroots.  The communities have also engaged duty bearers to address development challenges in their areas.

 

The Unit further provides a platform for tailored media campaigns and advocacy. It has well trained personnel in media advocacy and campaign which utilises the best communication method and strategies to achieve measurable results. Some of the organizations that DBU has worked with include the National AIDS Commission (NAC), Oxfam, Unicef, the Department of Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust, Feed the Children Malawi, Malawi Carer, Malawi Environment Endowment Trust and Leadership for Environment and Advocacy.

 

Some of the projects that DBU has implemented covered the following programme areas: health (including HIV and AIDS), nutrition, human rights and gender, child protection, agriculture (radio extension), environment, education and disaster management.

 

DBU has a team of dedicated and well qualified staff in development communication, community mobilization, research, project management and radio and TV programme production. The unit liaises with the Programmes Department of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation for its programme broadcasts. 

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October

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RADIO 1 PROGRAMME UPDATES FOR FRIDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2015

1400- Thumba La Moyo wa Thanzi. Find out what 90-90-90 means in the fightagainstHIV/Aids. And just how important is family planning to the development of our nation?We alsoget to know more about natural medicines.

Produced and presented by Monica Mmanga.

1430- Kanthu N’Khama. The problem of early marriages is rampant in ChitipaDistrict.  This is what moved Kameme GEWE Network Radio Listening Club to produce a program about what village heads do as one way of discouraging parents from marrying off their children before attaining the right age for marriage.

Produced and presented by Chikondi Mangwiro-Ntonyo.

1730- Phindu mu Ng’ombe ya Mkaka. The programme aims at promoting dairy farming in the country under the Rural Livelihoods Economic Enhancement Programme.

This Bashir Amin presentation/production takes us to Goliati area in Thyolo District where buyers and sellers of milk speak of their adventures in the dairy industry.

1930- Tipindule ndi Mtedza ndi Soya. How prepared are Kasungu farmers for the new growing season? Is there any relationship between conservation of natural resources and the falling of rains? What are the recommended varieties of soya beans in Malawi and how different are they from each other?

Catch presenter Chikondi Phinda in this program that provides the all-important answers. Hope Chisanu is the producer.

1745- Pamajiga. In a play written by Elson Soko, we are reminded of our responsibility in strengthening our own economy by buying from one another locally- and doing away with the habit of importing goods and services unnecessarily.

Produced by Hope Chisanu.

2130- Theatre of the Air. ‘Consequences’ is the title of the play written by Luke Destiny Manja, and goes with the cast of Eunice Kadzuwa as Jessie the narrator, Regina Kaiya as Linda, Jessie’s friend, Ian Simbota as Dennis, Jessie’s other boyfriend, Daniel Thom as Joshua, Jessie’s first boyfriend and Thlupego Chisiza as the doctor who attends to Jessie’s mother.

Produced by Karim Mpaweni.

2020- Today in Parliament/Za Kunyumba ya Malamulo. Today is the last day of deliberations in the National Assembly for the week and our coverage team at Parliament Building in Lilongwe is all set to bring you highlights of the day’s business.

  

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August
2015 Netball World Cup Results and Schedule
Date Group Team Score Team
Sunday, August 9 D Wales 71-44 Zambia
Sunday, August 9 A T&T 55-39 Barbados
Sunday, August 9 A Australia 47-52 New Zealand
Sunday, August 9 B England 85-34 Samoa
Sunday, August 9 C Malawi 75-31 Singapore
Monday, August 10 C South Africa TBD Sri Lanka
Monday, August 10 D Zambia TBD Fiji
Monday, August 10 D Uganda TBD Wales
Monday, August 10 B Scotland TBD Jamaica

nwc2015.com.au

2015 Netball World Cup Standings
Pool A Played Points Pool B Played Points
New Zealand 3 6 England 3 6
Australia 3 4 Jamaica 2 2
T&T 3 2 Scotland 2 2
Barbados 3 0 Samoa 3 0
Pool C Played Points Pool D Played Points
Malawi 3 6 Uganda 2 4
South Africa 2 2 Wales 2 4
Singapore 3 2 Fiji 2 0
Sri Lanka 2 0 Zambia 2 0
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