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.
Darfur team's ordnance education device wins top UN Award
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.