Equal Access Nepal (EAN) is conducting a Capacity Building training on Community Broadcasting in Lahan, Siraha. 28 participants from 17 operational FM radio stations of Saptari, Siraha and Udayapur are currently participating in the training. 13 of total participants are female representing diverse groups, culture, geography and languages from 3 districts. The training began on February 23rd and will continue until 27th February, 2015.
Equal Access Nepal's Deputy Program Director, Binaya Guragain, The Story Kitchen's CEO Jaya Luintel and EAN's Yamuna Chapagain, Hari Prasad Chaudhary and Madan Dhamala are facilitating the training. This training aims to impart essential skills and knowledge on radio program production to the emerging community broadcasters. The 5-day residential training will also cover practical session where the participating producers will learn to produce a radio magazine. The American Embassy in Nepal has provided funding for this project. Equal Access Nepal conducted similar training for 23 broadcasters in Kapilbastu from Jan 13-16, 2015.