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Radio & Cultural Heritage
Developing Training Plans
New Colleagues At The
Radio & Cultural Heritage
2002 is the United Nations' Year for Cultural Heritage, and UNESCO
is the lead agency. “Cultural heritage of a people is the memory of its
living culture… and a powerful symbol of a people’s identity…not only as
the mark of a common acknowledged past, but also as the foundation of a
shared future” according to the UNESCO Director General Koïchiro
Cultural heritage is seen as both the tangible heritage such as
historical buildings, symbolic sites, ornaments, monuments, artistic
expression, collections in museums and the intangible heritage such as
it is embedded in languages, stories, proverbs, songs, music, dance,
theatre, and local traditional knowledge, etc.
Community radio has, besides from actively dealing with the problems and
challenges of a given community, the role to strengthen, revitalise and
celebrate the special culture here.
UNESCO in Mozambique has therefore, in collaboration with the National
Directorate for Cultural Heritage, decided to declare November and
December the months where community radios celebrate the oral
traditions, making up part of the intangible cultural heritage, mirror
of cultural diversity.
All UNESCO Partner stations will as such have daily spots and programmes
celebrating the local oral traditions. ICS will encourage their stations
to do the same. The radio programmes will be given by UNESCO to the
national directorate to facilitate their efforts to record and publish
Training Plans With ICS
In the spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNESCO
and the Institute for Social Communication-ICS-, which stresses the
underlines the need on making joint training activities, both
institutions have met to develop community radio training plans.
The first training course on “How to consolidate and manage a community
radio” designed for the ICS stations will take place in Mocuba, from
19-30 November, targeting the coordinators and administrator of the
A ten days “Programme Production” course will be organized in two parts:
the first for the south and the second for the center and north regions,
respectively on 4-14 February, and 18-28 March, 2003.
For this particular course, the Media Project and ICS representatives
will meet on December 16 to set up the final programme, as well as to
come up with the initial list of participants.
Meanwhile, it was decided that the “super technicians” meeting will
design the training needs for the community radio technicians, and
therefore to decide on the modalities, venue, number of participants and
The courses will be fully funded by the Media Project, as its
contribution for the strengthening of the community radio sector in
Colleagues At The Media Project
The Media Project team is now enlarged with two new staff members:
Mr. Elias Cossa and Mr. Carlos Magaia, who will respectively work as
Programme Specialist and Administrator.
The Media Project will work, from November 1st, through a new framework,
in which the Management Team is made up by the CTA, Birgitte Jallov, as
a content and financial supervisor, Tomás Vieira Mário, as the National
Coordinator and Carlos Magaia, as our Administrator.
Elias Cossa will coordinate the Print Media Unit and Abubacar Selemangy
Bacar the Community Radio Unit, reinforced with the community radio
adviser, Faruco Sadique, and Cláudio Rodrigues as both community radio
and communication centres administrative field support officer.
The new working framework has been designed to further strengthen and
consolidate the efforts towards the implementation of the Media
Project’s activities, and enhance the support needed for our partners'
Welcome on board, Elias and
c/o UNESCO, P.O.Box 1397 Maputo, Mozambique
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