Radios for Grassroots Democracy Project in Kenya

by Lifeline Energy
Radios for Grassroots Democracy Project in Kenya


Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, would like wind-up Freeplay Lifeline radios so that Kenyans can access vital information.

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Over the past three years, Kenya has witnessed a level of free press unknown in its history. Radios are needed, especially for women and children, to ensure that they know their rights and can continue to influence good governance and environmental policies.


Radio programs are aired on local stations to encourage communities to engage in participatory governance, advocate for and know their community rights, and strengthen local pro-democracy networks. Several thousand radios are needed.

Long-Term Impact

By having sustained access to information, Kenyans will be able to follow their government's activities. This knowledge will ensure that they can demand continued good governance, civil rights, and sound policies.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Organization Information

Lifeline Energy

Location: Cape Town, South Africa - South Africa
Project Leader:
Lisa Burger
Project Manager for Africa
Cape Town , South Africa

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Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $18,156 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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