Further guidance on education radio program content in light of Ebola outbreaks in West Africa
In line with the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Regional Response Strategy, both the Liberia and Sierra Leone COs devised education in emergency response plans that a) promote the use of teachers as social mobilizers; and b) foresee the development of a radio education program.
While UNICEF has experience in several countries with using radios in education, this has thus far mostly focused on Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), whereby radio education programs are used to boost quality in classroom settings. To our knowledge, there is no precedence in the organization of the use of radio education programs as an education in emergencies response. This guidance note is the result of a brief search and consultation; it is not exhaustive but seeks to serve as a basis for discussion and program development.