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2009 AMARC Pan African Conference: the results

The results of the election of 4th AMARC Pan African Conference held in Abidjan the 27-30th April 2009.

The new Board of Directors is composed by (from left to the right):

  • Benilde Nhalevilo: Women Representative from Eastern and Southern Africa (FORCOM) Mozambique
  • Kofy Larweh: Training officer, (GCRN) Ghana
  • Zara Yacoub: Institutional development, (DJA FM) Tchad
  • Franklin Huizies: Vice-president from Eastern and Southern Africa (NCRF) South Africa
  • Karamoko Bamba: Treasurer, (URPCI) Côte d’ivoire
  • Oumar Seck Ndiaye: President and vice president for west and central Africa, (URAC) Sénégal
  • Haby Diallo: Women representative from west and central Africa, (Radio Bélékan), Mali
  • Jimmy Okello: ICT officer, (Radio APAC), Uganda

To all of them my sincere compliments and best wishes for their future activities.

Read the AMARC’s Abidjan Declaration in English or French and listen to the declarations and speeches during the Conference.

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How to Podcast

We need to understand how to podcast.
This means that we need to transform a single audio file in a real podcast.The steps we have to follow are:

  1. produce audio files and we store them somewhere on the web,
  2. publish them in our blogs or webpages,
  3. create podcast feeds,
  4. promote them using services like iPodder, iTunes, etc.

It seems difficult but it is not so. Start reading this tutorial about the whole process.

Then, when you have a clearer idea, go into every single step of the process using the guidelines provided by the tutorial.

In the meanwhile, have a look to a Podcast Publishing Software list.

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My new Podcast station opened!

Something very interesting happened last Friday.

I discovered Odeo, a very interesting place that allows everyone to open a podcast station. What make me very surprised is that, with a microphone and a couple of speakers, you can have a podcast station ready to transmit in few minutes.

Try it and try to listen to my new podcast channel called Communication for Development at I will add soon new files with more explanations on my new projects on com4dev.

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Podcasting supporting rural radios

Interesting news from the world of “podcasting for development” (shall we start talking about “poddev” ?!?! 🙂 ). In Peru, Practical Action is testing the potential of podcasting to disseminate knowledge and information for poverty reduction, using a mixture of new and old technology. Read more about this experiment at