In 2019, TRAC FM collaborated with the implementing partners of the Watershed programme in Rwenzori sub-region - HEWASA, Simavi and IRC to raise awareness about water, sanitation and hygiene and collect citizen feedback. This campaign was dubbed Wottazela 3.0. Wottazela 4.0 is a follow-up campaign to build our success in empowering citizens and deepen our learning.
TRAC FM's 5th Wottazela Campaign landed in Kenya! We looked at citizens' perspectives on water provision in Kajiado County in Southern Kenya. Together with partners of the Watershed Programme – Simavi, NIA, KEWASNET, IRC and Akvo - we launched this campaign to understand what local citizens of the Maasai community have to say about Water.
TRAC FM's water campaigns under the name 'Wottazela' has successfully provided the Dutch Watershed program with citizen feedback on water provision. Wottazela 3.0 ran under the Watershed programme in collaboration with HEWASA, Simavi, IRC and Radio Jubilee in Fort Portal, Uganda. The campaign aimed to retrieve citizen feedback in Kabarole District through radio shows and poll questions about the governance and management of water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as of the water resources in communities. This campaign gathered more evidence-based feedback which is needed for effective dialogue within the Watershed programme.
TRAC FM has partnered with the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to run a radio campaign aimed at disseminating Information on good farming practices that support increased banana productivity.
TRAC FM is working with Environmental Alert and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Uganda Office to implement a data-driven advocacy radio campaign on promoting the use of efficient, clean cooking and lighting alternatives at national level; and in at least 20 districts in the Albertine Graben.
Building on the achievements of the Common Matters 1 program, this year, TRAC FM is pleased to introduce the Common Matters 2 program. In this program, TRAC FM will work with 3 CSO partners and 10 radio stations across Uganda over a period of 2 years.
Uganda faces numerous T&A challenges, including limited access and re-use of public sector information, opaqueness in government operations, multiple fragmented actors, and lack of technical skills and capacity for demand and supply of data for T&A, among others.