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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With public health precautions in place, participants in the Gender Fellows mentorship and training program for young journalists are in the middle of an intensive one-month “boot camp” at h2n that will prepare them for a year-long internship in selected media outlets. In the current round, six journalists will be working at Savana (2), SOICO (2), Evidencias and Generus, while receiving

Association h2n (h2n) is a Mozambican NGO that was registered three years ago today, as a successor organization to the USAID-funded Media Strengthening Program (MSP) implemented between 2012 and 2019. MSP staff members also established two other organizations, Midia Lab (journalism training and media development) and TV Surdo (inclusive media and advocacy for persons with disability). h2n focuses on five strategic

Using community video to change social norms and behaviors, h2n is engaging groups of community members who learn how to address key issues related to health, nutrition and gender equality by producing short videos from the communities. Randomized controlled trials from India show that community video is 10 times more effective in changing norms and behaviors than most other methods

Working within the Five Pillar sustainability framework, a systematic approach to sustainability for community radios and other community-based organizations, h2n has been training community radio administrators and reports in Maputo and Gaza on a wide range of initiatives. These include financial management, marketing, strategy, conflict management and creating an organizational culture that fosters creativity, transparency and team building. “The benefits of

A recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maputo City and Maputo province, following the September 5-7 long weekend, has led to renewed concern about potentially out-of-control community spread of the coronavirus. “We are continuing our Covid-19 information campaign as before, but we do think that people have started to let their guard down to some extent,” says Sergio Chusane, h2n

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

There are an estimated 128 community radio stations in Mozambique reaching around 70 percent of the population. In some districts, especially in the central and northern parts of the country, community radio is the only source of information for most people, both in terms of news and other day-to-day information that can support social and economic development. While community radio