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Tools for » JV Programme 15: Development of independent national public broadcasting service for Sierra Leone II (UNDP)
Project ID:00075574Description:Prog 15 UNDP: Devt of Ind.Nati
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 24 Jun 2010
Support to Democratic Institut
End Date*: 31 Dec 2017
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:

The objective of the project is to assist the SLBC to firmly establish itself as a public service broadcaster in Sierra Leone that will contribute to peace building, democracy, human rights, reconciliation, development, and empowerment of the people.


Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

Developmental Goal:   Peace, security and democracy in the country strengthened and participation of the populace enhanced in development through the development of a reliable national independent public broadcasting service

Outcome 1:   The capacity of SLBC and its staff enhanced to broadcast unbiased, neutral and balanced programming that covers the breadth and length of Sierra Leonean society

Outcome 2:   The SLBC is working to become self-sustainable through development of its commercial services department.

Outcome 3:  A national coverage plan created and near national radio coverage achieved to provide the people of Sierra Leone with access to SLBC programming



-          The Board of Trustees trained to operate in an independent and responsible manner, and to provide effective oversight of SLBC management with clear policies and a full understanding their role as a public service broadcaster

-          The management and staff of SLBC are trained to be basically competent in their respective jobs and have a clear understanding of a public service broadcaster

-          Initial operational support provided to SLBC to operate reliably, providing daily unbiased and independent news and current affairs programs, relevant information and development programs, and entertainment and sports programs on radio and TV

-          Detailed strategic plans developed for generating income and resources mobilized to realize the plans

-          Urgently required equipment procured for radio and TV broadcasting

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