The Governance For Beginners workshop series aims to engage young people and community members in governance issues across Africa, examining both the legal aspects of governance and the relationship between governance and economic development.
The Centre of African Studies worked with a youth-led online community radio station in Jamestown, Accra called JT LIVE RADIO, GHANA to run a series of workshops with youth groups. SOAS Radio delivered training to the young facilitators who coordinated and carried out the workshops using the Governance in Africa Conversations audio content.
The workshops involved participants listening to one of the Governance in Africa Conversations, which was then followed by a discussion on governance-related topics. The workshops were facilitated by a small group of facilitators from JT LIVE RADIO who played a key role in being able to relate the issues from the podcasts to the lives of young people in Ghana.
A series of podcasts have been produced by the youth groups in response to the Governance In Africa Conversations.
JT LIVE RADIO, GHANA is an Online Community Radio Station based in Jamestown Accra which was founded by a young social entrepreneur called Nii Kwartey Owoo. JT LIVE combines entertainment with education, social commentary and information sharing for audiences worldwide. It is a youth-led initiative with a social enterprise focus that aims to empower the local community and develop the skills of the youth to address social and governance issues. The station is working in local education and social development sectors and is supported by the GaMashie Development Agency (GAMADA), local NGO, Act for Change and the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN).
For more information about JT LIVE RADIO, GHANA please visit www.jtliveghana.org