association h2n (h2n) is a mozambican non-governmental organization that offers innovative programs to expand community-based communication; works to disseminate effective messages for the promotion of public health; endeavors to promote gender equality; encourages youth engagement; facilitates civic participation; and supports early childhood development. h2n also works to improve health reporting in the media, promote inclusive media and aid the adoption and use of audiovisual tools and digital communication technologies.

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September 2020

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In rural Mozambique, most radio sets are owned by men, which means that women often listen to the radio with the explicit or implicit permission of their husbands. “Often, programs about women have to be channeled through male listeners,” explains Joao Bosse, h2n national coordinator for radio. “So, even in programs that are about women’s health, for example, the reporter

Most community radios in Mozambique, both public and private ones, have limited income and face financial problems on more or less a permanent basis. The path to financial sustainability is a difficult one. Working with more than 40 radio stations on sustainability, h2n is applying the Five Pillar sustainability framework that it developed to meet the operational and strategic needs

Due to geography and other factors, Guro district in Manica province has long suffered from the intermittent or complete lack of radio and television signals, an information problem that is exacerbated by the low level of alphabetization in the district, where only a relatively small part of the population can read and write. In the absence of national signals, the

Working with community radios in Cabo Delgado, h2n has helped stations develop the “Vozes da Comunidade” (Voices of the Community) radio program to encourage civic participation, accountability and transparency in local governance. In a recent program, h2n radio coordinator Joao Bosse and other h2n team members from Cabo Delgado and Nampula joined reporter Machaca Assumo at the RC Pharama radio

During the month of August, the h2n team trained seven community radio partner stations in Nampula on approaches, methods and strategies for advocacy on social issues. The objective of the one-month mentoring and coaching initiative was to increase the capacity of journalists to report better on issues related to the expansion and protection of human rights, with a special focus