BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action believe in the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. We work in partnership to provide access to useful, timely, reliable information.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response
Other Organizational Expertise
Using media for development outcomes.
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
In 2015, BBC Media Action launched a health project in Ethiopia designed to respond to health risks caused by indoor air pollution. The aim of the project is to improve awareness and knowledge of health impacts caused by traditional cooking methods, lighting and heating practices. We developed a new radio drama and a series of public service announcements in the Afan-Oromo language. These programmes focus on the barriers to demanding cleaner technologies focusing on family decision making when it comes to practical action in the home.
BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the BBC. We currently run projects in Ethiopia (primarily through radio), that reach an audience of over 21 million. We have a new project focusing on clean cooking stoves (primarily focusing on generating awareness and discussion of the health benefits) and are keen to pursue partnerships with the Global Alliance to scale up this work.
Regions Operating In
Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
London, W1A 1AA
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Andrew Harrington
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Alice Jenner
Title: Country Director
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