Time: 13.00 (GMT)
Where: Online webinar
Speaker: Marcel Heyne, Executive Director, URIDU
During this webinar, participants will learn about the challenges and lessons learned in doing community outreach when communities are illiterate. German NGO, URIDU, will share their experience of working with audio content to share vital knowledge to illiterate rural women. Participants will also learn about a new project launched by the organisation called Audiopedia, plus how to access and contribute to this project.
URIDU is a German NGO that provides illiterate rural women with vital knowledge. URIDU develops and pioneers accessible audio learning in the global south. They do it by combining relevant, localised expert audio content with easily usable hardware and software.
URIDU has shown that educating marginalised communities using audio is a feasible endeavor that yields excellent results. They worked in pilot projects in Tanzania, Uganda, the Congo and Rwanda. In 2019 URIDU launched Audiopedia, a platform that provides all their content and technology in an open source format. Audiopedia is an app (www.audiopedia.app), a crowd-impact project (audiopedia.org) and a content platform ( www.audiopedia.io ). Audiopedia.io enables health workers, NGOs and individuals to find, listen to, download, share and embed all audio content.
How to join the webinar
GNDR Members can register to attend the webinar via the Community Platform.