CEMCA has several on-going projects that are either supported from CEMCA’s core funding or are supported by external funding. External funded activities supplement CEMCA core activities and gives greater visibility to its activities and results in better impact at the grassroots level.
Women and Science/DST, GOI: This flagship programme of CEMCA on community radio (CR) content development was initiated in 2007 on a modest scale of 9 community radio stations in educational institutions and expanding to cover 30 CRS over three phases. As the implementing agency, CEMCA conducted an intensive preparatory programme comprising a household survey of 1000 women in the coverage area of a partner CRS and an intensive training programme on participatory content development. Over 1000 hours of content in various Indian languages have been created under this project by women broadcasters. The programme has also created job opportunities for at least 40 persons in community radio.
Community Media Awareness/MIB, GOI: Community Radio awareness campaigns were initiated in the year 2007 as a part of IEC activities by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India. Over the years CEMCA has become a trusted partner of MIB by organizing over 30 consultation workshops all over the country. CEMCA also organized the 2nd National Sammelan (convention) of Community Radio Stations on behalf of MIB in 2012, where representatives from 120 community radio stations actively participated in discussions and poster exhibition. The most vital highlight of the Sammelan was the National Awards for Community Radio Stations given under five categories to recognise the work of CR stations.