AmplifyChange launches first podcast series

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new AmplifyChange Podcast.

Our first podcast series is a source of knowledge and information for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) activists, expanding on the topics of the AmplifyChange Learn How to Guides.

The weekly six-part series features grantee guests from around the world talking about topical issues including fundraising, building networks and using media for change.

Your host for the podcast is AmplifyChange Technical Performance Manager, Halima Zaid. Join Halima to hear insights from specially selected guests as they share their experience and top tips on what has worked for them and their organisations in SRHR advocacy.

Each episode is around 30 minutes long. You can listen and subscribe now by using the media player below or by searching for AmplifyChange on all popular podcast services.

The first episode in the series is Money, Money, Money part 1: How to ensure that your funding applications have the best chance of success.

The guests for this episode are Jacqueline Carine Samuels, Executive Director of Covenant Foundation for Girls (COFGIRLS), a local non governmental organisation focused on preventing female genital mutilation (FGM), child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and rape in Liberia; and Tawina Jane Kopa-Kamanga, Founder and Director of Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture (TAWINA), an indigenous Malawian organisation led by young women and girls.

Please listen in; we’d love to know what you think!

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The series schedule is:

  • Friday 10th JanuaryMy voice is loud and strong: the power of using storytelling in your work with guests Nawejje Doreen Mayanja, HURIWD Uganda and a Ugandan woman living positively with Albinism; and Ondiege Matthew, Artistic Director of Dance Into Space (DIS) and one of Kenya’s leading contemporary dance choreographers

  • Friday 17 JanuaryUsing networks and building key relationships to achieve change with guests Zia ur Rehman, founder of AwazCDS-Pakistan and a well-known national and international development SRHR advocate and lobbyist; Chioma Ike, Executive Director of Circuit Pointe, an NGO focused on women and girls’ empowerment and rights movement in Nigeria

  • Friday 24 JanuaryMoney, Money, Money part 2: Finding new sources of funding with guests Jade Maina, Executive Director of Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), Kenya an NGO which promotes good health and relationships and community action; and Nwachukwu Kelechukwu (known as ‘Lucky’), Advisor for Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development, Nigeria

  • Friday 31 JanuaryHow using radio, the theatre and other media can create change with guests Mbathio Diaw Ndiay, Executive Director of RAES, an NGO in Senegal that uses media, combined with community action, to implement information and awareness programmes in health, education and citizenship; and Umba Zalira, Social Inclusion and Learning Manager, Theatre for Change, Malawi

  • Friday 7 FebruaryFrom Networks to Movements: critical learning from Somaliland, Puntland and Zimbabwe with guests, Professor Sunungurai D. Chingarande, Senior Independent Consultant; Suad Ibrahim Abdi, Senior Researcher and Civil Rights Activist; and Sahra Ahmed Koshin, Founder and Director of the Somalia Gender Hub and Senior Independent Gender Consultant/Researcher

Alongside the podcasts, most of the guests in the series have authored a How to Guide on AmplifyChange Learn.

Take a look around the website now to find more materials to help improve your work.