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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In Nampula this morning, representatives of USAID, h2n, project partners and the provincial government launched the CORAGEM project, a $6 million initiative funded by USAID that is designed to support community radios in the four northern provinces by strengthening radio journalism, sustainability and engagement. “We aim to help radio stations operate a high technical level, with financial stability and community

Since the beginning of the year, h2n has been working with community radio stations across the country to address Covid-19 issues from new angles in order to assist the stations to provide high-quality information and address the concerns of their listeners. A major push in this effort has been a series of trainings aimed at overcoming myths and misperceptions related

With a new agreement that was signed with OSISA this morning, h2n and Midia Lab, two local organizations working closely together, will work to increase attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Cabo Delgado through the production of a series of video documentaries and several other mechanisms. Recent estimates suggest that more than 400,000 people are now

As part of the USAID-funded Apoiar a Ler project for Nampula (there is a sister project for Zambezia), h2n trained community members in Mecuburi and Lalaua districts in community video production this month. The project aims to strengthen parental involvement and community engagement for bilingual education and early grade reading. “Our problem here in the district is that many parents

Over the last two months, h2n has been training community radio reporters in Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces in effective story telling within the general context of journalism and the more specific context of gender equality and women’s issues. Building so-called “community narratives” and transforming common situations into powerful stories, the reporters are able to connect more directly

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

As more and more songs from the “Juntos Somos + Fortes” initiative are being played on radio, television and social media, many people are starting to learn the songs and sing along with them. The initiative is part of a broader Covid-19 communication campaign funded by Norway and features Mozambican musicians singing songs with coronavirus prevention messages in local languages.