A project that aims to educate people in remote areas of Darfur about the dangers of explosive remnants of war has been awarded a UN prize for innovation and creativity.The solar powered Risk Education Talking Device (RETD) will contain multiple pre-recorded audios such as songs, interviews and messages, and is designed to benefit people who may not be able to read or who live in areas that lack electricity.The device, which looks like a mobile phone, was created by the Ordnance Disposal Office at the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).It is one of four projects from the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to receive the 2017 UN Secretary-General Awards.Setyo Budi has been speaking to Jeffrey McMurdo and Abel Tesfai from the UNAMID Ordnance Disposal Office.Mr McMurdo began by explaining why the device is needed.
UNAMID Radio Unit has been broadcasting its radio programmes around Darfur since July 2011.Two of its flagship programmes are the Voice of Children; a weekly magazine style radio programme that is produced and presented by children aged 9 to 15 years old, and Yala Nebni Darfur (Lets Build Darfur); one-hour-magazine style radio programme focusing on themes related to UNAMID mandate. Both of these radio programmes are broadcast on radio Al Salaam 98.0 FM in Khartoum and 7.2MHz, 41 Meter Band SW in Darfur every day from 08:30 to 09:30 and from 14:00 to 15:00.
The radio unit has recently launched its new magazine programme, UNAMID Today, a 30 minute radio programme that highlights the Mission’s activities and human interest stories in Darfur. The programme is broadcast on El Fasher radio, 95 FM and 801 AM every day from 9:30 to 10:00.
The radio programmes are broadcast in Arabic.
Darfur team's ordnance education device wins top UN Award
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.30, November 2017: UNAMID funds construction of clinic and police center
This programme features UNAMID funded construction of clinic and police center funded in El Salam locality, North Darfur.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.29, November 2017: Girl child education radio debate
In this programme you will hear about a UNAMID organized radio debate on Girl Child Education in El Geneina, West Darfur.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.28, November 2017: UNAMID funds activities to empower disabled people
In this programme you will hear about how an association that focuses its activities to empower disabled people in El Fasher, North Darfur, has benefited from Microfinance and UNAMID’s funding.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.27, November 2017: Cawale, favorite dish in Darfur
In this programme you will hear about Cawale, a favorite dish in Darfur during raining season.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.26, November 2017: Traditional house in Darfur
In this programme you will hear about traditional houses built by Arab Jalul tribe such as Umdandanti which are used for traditional ceremonies in Darfur.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.25, November 2017: Harmful habits in Darfur rural areas
This programme discusses about harmful habits such as early marriage for girls as well as not sending girls to school in rural areas of Darfur.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.23, November 2017: An interview with Sudanese youth leader
In this programme you will hear an interview with Ikhlas Mohammed, a Sudanese youth leader who has recently completed his scholarship at U.S. Institute of Peace based in Washington D.C. He is now actively contributes to the peace building activities in Darfur.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.22, November 2017: Charity activities in El Fasher
This programme features charity activities organized by women in El Fasher to help the disadvantage families.
Yala Nebni Darfur, Vol 1.21, November 2017: Women’s activities in Shangil Tobaya
In this programme you will hear about how women in Shangil Tobaya become financially independent, and how the activities have better contribute to the wellbeing of the family.