Development Talk is the Sustainable Development Institute’s new radio program that aims to provide a platform for debate on development issues confronting Liberia and Liberians. Focusing on how decisions are made about natural resources and how those decisions impact on Liberians’ development aspirations, the program aims to sensitize the population and stimulate informed public debates on development challenges across the country. The program will provide up-to-date information on issues related to land, forests, the mining sector, oil and the activities of companies in the natural resource sector. The debates will feature civil society actors, private sector operators, government officials, and community activists.
Development Talk is a production of the Media and Visibility Program (MVP) of the SDI; however the content will also cover other programs including the Community Land Protection Program (CLPP), the Forest Governance Program (FGP), the Community Rights and Corporate Governance Program (CR & CGP). The radio program, launched on Tuesday, 22nd October 2013, will be aired on the second and last Tuesdays of each month, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Radio Veritas (97.8 FM). Community versions of the Development Talk will be developed by SDI partners in Gbarpolu County and aired on Radio Bomi and Radio Gbarpolu. Recordings of the programs will be available on our website for the Liberian diaspora and international audience.