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Tuning in to Food Security: How Radio is Innovating on Food Security Programming in Mali

Event Details
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

In this webinar, we will be discussing how interactive radio programming can be incorporated into food security and nutrition programs. Farm Radio International will present its communication for development approach (C4D) and will discuss its principles and main outcomes, as well as provide insights from our Innovation for Food Security Program Implementation in Mali project that was implemented in 2016-2017 and funded by a TOPS Small Grant.

Why is our approach important and different from regular development approaches?

Please note this webinar will take place at 9:00 AM EDT. To join the meeting:


Mark Leclair:

Communication for development expert with 9 years of professional experience in program development, design and evaluation;  project management and coordination. Specialization in monitoring, evaluation and learning and knowledge management with a focus on impact-oriented participatory communication programming. 5 years of international experience in East, West and Southern Africa. Trained expertise in results-based management, international development policy, agricultural value chain analysis and information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) applications. Mark has a Masters in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) as well as an undergraduate degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa. He currently leads the FRI Knowledge Management Team and coordinates the monitoring, learning and evaluation strategy.

Sylvie Harrison:

Sylvie Harrison is the Radio Craft Development Team (RCDT) Lead.  As the team lead she, systematizes FRI’s radio program designs, radio craft training, radio program monitoring and evaluation for quality improvement as well as Radio Craft Development Team coordinating.   Sylvie reviews design and training plans for FRI projects, develops training material, conducts training of trainers, and gives input on project development that affect the RCDT.  In 2013-14 she spent 11 months in northern Ghana working with radio stations through FRI.  She has worked in both private and public broadcasting, has graduated from Laurentian University with a four year English Literature degree and a teaching degree. From 2005 to 2014 she was significantly involved in theatre and the Franco-Ontarian arts community in general.

Also, there will be a few words by our Mali country coordinator for FRI Mamadou Bangaly.