The auditory nature of radio helps community residents, many who are illiterate, to gain important access to the information on the radio, without the necessity of reading.
ICT4D practitioners amplify the reach of their programs through broadcast media such as radio, television, and the Internet.
- Use radio to leverage the reach, affordability, and attention to local communities.
- Radio as a means to supplement existing programming efforts of education initiatives.
- "Ebola Hero" shares how radio saved lives in Liberia - United Nations Radio -- How radio was a significant tool in the fight against Ebola. (Reading > radio > case study, ebola, health)
- 8 Lessons Learned to Improve ICT-enabled FM Radio Station Sustainability - ICT Works -- Great article giving 8 recommendations for improving radio ICT programming. (Reading > radio > case study)
- Empowering Local Radios with ICTs - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -- UNESCO's project "Empowering Local Radios with ICTs" aims to bridge the gap between poor people - especially women and girls - and the public debate on issues of local public concern. (Reading > radio > guide)
- ICT4D: Don't forget the radio when discussing mobile technology in developing countries. - Slate -- Often overlooked, but radio has consistently been a powerful tool for broadcasting useful messages. (Reading > radio > guide)
- Interactive Radio for Agricultural Development Projects -- Toolkit for practitioners. (Reading > radio > agriculture)
- Developing Radio Partners -- US-based non-profit media development organization that works with local radio stations in developing countries, providing them with the skills they need to bring reliable information to those who need it most. (Organization > radio > network)
- Farm Radio International -- Canadian charity working with more than 500 radio partners in 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. (Organization > radio > agriculture)