The Community Radio Continuous Improvement Toolkit developed by the UNESCO Chair on Community Media, University of Hyderabad has been released.
The toolkit was developed with support provided by The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).
The toolkit may be seen as an effort at evolving frameworks and standards that the community radio stations themselves could use to review their performance. The quality of performance of a community radio station, for the purpose of this exercise, was seen as something embedded in the core principles of community radio.
The toolkit is an outcome of a participatory and co-learning process. This process involved brainstorming within the team to come up with a preliminary set of parameters and indicators for self- assessment and continuous improvement of the performance of CR Stations. This was followed by intense discussions over two different workshops with representatives of community radio stations from across the country as well as with community radio experts engaged in advocacy, research and capacity building to thrash out and validate the parameters/indicators and evolve a toolkit.
The toolkit is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (international): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.