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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Mungu Fm is globally the only radio spearheading SDGs domestication

Mungu Fm Radio in Mongu- Western, Zambia is globally the only one spearheading the domestication as well as implementation of all the 17 UN SDGs from 2016 to 2030 and it is ready for adoption as a case study. Since around the world,Mungu Fm is the only Community based Radio station that has dedicated,Committed as well as focused all its programes, projects and activities towards the achievement of the 2030 agenda using a bottom up approach. Given the required attention and a perfect platform,we are very much prepared to show and share our vision with the world, how a small radio/ media initiative can change the world from poverty to peace and prosperity! Mungu Fm Radios local action to achieve the global vision on the goals can be tackled on its own.However, considering the project significance as well as its uniqueness and global nature. We feel and believe our initiative can carry more weight when we invite partners more International Volunteers/ development partners on board in line with global goal number seventeen. Ms. Annedore Smith was sponsored and sent to Mungu Fm Radio by “Senior Expert Service” a Germany organization based in the city of Bonn. She first joined us for a month in April last year and again 2016. After sharing our Radio station’s Vision to her, we together, although only for one month in the last two years, we developed the SDGs implementation strategy for all the 17 global goals which Mungu Fm Radio staff and Volunteers are using currently in even in her absence. However, Mungu Fm is still a growing Radio Station which urgently requires a lot more support in many areas, for example ongoing staff capacity building, fundraising for its daily operations, transport needs and state of the art equipment needs, networking opportunities as well as staff exchange for exposure and practical gaining experience. Therefore like Ms Smith, self sponsored international volunteers,researchers, development stakeholders among others are urgently invited to assist in capacity building,resource mobilization for the stations/project operations. Others invited are development Partners willing to work with us at Mungu Fm Radio in not only developing it, but make the world a better place through us in the next fifteen years from now. In August last year,when Thomson Reuters Foundation held its ” Sustainable Development in a Changing environment Course” in Lusaka Zambia. Mungu Fm Radio was the only electronic media house which attended the said course and it sent two of its staff to the training. In an interview with Mr. Steve Rowe at the end of the training course as one of the facilitators,he was impressed with the fact that in all the countries he conducted the training, the only electronic media which showed interest and passion on attending UN SDGs was Mungu Fm Radio, he wished the best future for Mungu Radio as it embarked on its journey to contribute to the 2016 to 2030 global agenda vision. Mukeya Liwena Esq. Director/Chief Executive Officer Mungu Fm Radio 88.5 The heartbeat & Voice of Southern Africa 5th Floor Rooms 524 to 528, Southern Side,Napsa Building P.0 Box 910024 Mongu Western Province -Zambia 00 260 0977212784

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