About the project
Over the years, Chanco Community Radio has partnered with different government agencies and non-governmental organisations in the implementation of different projects within the Lake Chilwa Basin. These organisations include Leadership for Environment and Development – South East Africa (LEAD-SEA), WorldFish, and Forestry Institute of Malawi (FRIM) through the Lake Chilwa Climate Change Adaptation Programme. Our success story cannot be complete without the mention of organisations with which we have worked in different capacities such as National AIDS Commission (NAC), USAID through SSDI, UNICEF, Save the Children, FMB, NBS Bank, Farm Radio Trust (FRT), Pakachere Institue of Health and Development Communication, JHPIEGO, and PACT Malawi, among many others.
Chanco Community Radio boasts of over 60 percent of its content being dedicated to environmental management and climate change issues. For this special dedication, we are proud to have been recognised as the 2017 Green Media House of the Year by the Association of Environmental Journalists (AEJ). For us the award challenged us to engage extra gears in ensuring that communities within the Lake Chilwa Basin are able to understand and take part in sustainable environmental conservation and employ climate change mitigation measures.