Lack of information and the spread of misinformation can prevent people and communities from effectively addressing the challenges facing their communities. In central Africa, isolated communities have very limited access to information that could help them address the underlying issues that contribute to violent conflict. This includes information about armed group activity, education on the role that poaching plays in perpetuating violence, and advice about the safest way to interact with escapees.
We work with central African partner organizations and international experts to produce and share messaging designed to educate the public on violence prevention, conflict mediation, and conservation. The goal is to foster a greater understanding of these issues and how they contribute to cycles of violence throughout the region. We spread messages using the same technology that local populations already use to share music, including FM radio and secure digital (SD) cards as well as an innovative mobile cinema program.