Farm Radio International celebrates excellence within its radio network with two awards. The George Atkins Communications Award celebrates an outstanding broadcaster in our network who is committed to family farmers and rural communities. The Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio celebrates a program team that addresses gender equality and has had an impact on the community.
Winners will be announced at a special celebration on World Radio Day 2024.
The George Atkins Communications Award recognizes individual radio broadcasters for their outstanding commitment and contribution to food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries. It is named after George Atkins, the Founding Director of Farm Radio International.
It is presented each year to broadcasters who demonstrate overall excellence in responding to small-scale farmers’ needs, as well as a strong partnership with Farm Radio International.
The broadcasters who win the George Atkins Communications Award receive a certificate and a prize of $500 CA.
Sakina Majawa, Chanco Community Radio, Malawi
Evelyn Balozi, Utume FM, Tanzania
Hortense Lamboni, Radio Rurale Communautaire des Savanes, Togo
- You must work at a radio station that has been a Farm Radio International broadcasting partner for a minimum of one year.
- You must have at least three years of experience as a radio broadcaster. This includes time spent volunteering as a broadcaster.
Past winners of the George Atkins Communication Award are not eligible to apply for 5 years after receiving the award. If you’re not sure of your station’s eligibility, please contact [email protected].
To apply for the award, complete and email an application form to one of the addresses below, along with a photo of yourself working as a broadcaster, and a recording of an episode of your program.
Côte d’Ivoire: [email protected]
Burkina Faso: [email protected]
Ethiopia: [email protected]
Ghana: [email protected]
Mali: [email protected]
Nigeria: [email protected]
Tanzania: [email protected]
Uganda: [email protected]
If you do not live in one of these countries, please send your application form to: [email protected]
Applications will be accepted in English, French, Amharic, Hausa, Swahili, and Portuguese The deadline to apply is October 20, 2023.
For more Information: Visit the website for Farm Radio International George Atkins Communications Award