Project: Am I Equal in Kosovo Society?
Evaluation Date: July 2018
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

When attempting to introduce or change perceptions of previously controversial and/or ‘taboo’ topics, organizations should highly consider the use of radio and TV in order to remove these concepts from social marginalization/isolation and encourage public debate on these topics.

Theme: Media
Project: Strengthening Democratic Participation of Maya Communities in Rural Guatemala
Evaluation Date: June 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Through the creation of a Community Broadcasters School, 28 young adults were trained, 22 of whom are still actively participating in broadcasting using the comprehensive guide produced by the project. The project expanded the transmission capacity and coverage of existing radio station Comunitaria Tzuultaq’a which in turn was able to reach a wider audience. The programme voiced community interests and gave a status of community spokespersons to the broadcasters trained.

Theme: Community activism
Project: Strengthening Dialogue for Community Decision-Making
Evaluation Date: June 2013
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project activities – raising awareness about human rights, organizing community debates and producing broadcasts – contributed the local democratization agenda, and complemented the gradual reestablishment of a stable and democratic situation in Ituri District. In particular, the project helped to reach remote communities; increase women’s awareness of their rights; and in some communities the project helped address security concerns, including the use of violence by police and military personnel against civilians.

Theme: Media
Project: Rights and freedoms for all in Togo
Evaluation Date: September 2010
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The production of broadcasts in Togo involved a partnership with Radio Lomé, which was effective at getting messages across. The media regulation authority, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Electoral Commission were involved as resource persons for training activities and content. It is recommended that the grantee continues to develop and formalize these partnerships.

Theme: Community activism