Context and Goal
This project is currently underway in collaboration with KOICA and RITDC, a local NGO, for community-led, sustainable operation of Radio Mustang.
Construction and Rebuilding
The first requirement for sustained operation of Radio Mustang is rebuilding of the transmission tower, and refurbishment of the recording studio and station in order to guarantee uninterrupted service. A team of comprising of engineers and builders from South Korea and Nepal have been tasked to carry out the first phase of this project.
A number of workshops targeting various roles within the organisational structure of the community radio station have been scheduled as a way of helping the local practitioners build on their experience of working in the community radio station.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Methods for monitoring the progress of the project have been incorporated into the organisational practice of the radio station so that the practitioners running the station can track the day to day running of the station and ascertain for themselves whether the goals they have set are being met. In addition, a baseline audience survey has been conducted to ascertain attitudes toward Radio Mustang and to determine audience preferences for program types. Final evaluation of the report will take into account data collected during the baseline and through the implementation of monitoring methods and the
BBC Media Action Nepal and Paulus have come into a partnership to hold joint workshops so as to allow practitioners from Radio Mustang to draw on the expertise of local radio professionals involved in BBC Media Action Nepal.