International Alert – “VULNERABLE VOICES”

VULNERABLE VOICES: Strengthening Democratic Participation in Sao Tome and Principe.

In 2007, International Alert and partners, UNICEF and UNDP, established the first community radios in Sao Tome and Principe, supported by the United Nations Democratic Fund (UNDEF).

Located in two of the country’s most deprived and isolated regions and introduced at a time when the country is entering a new and challenging phase as a potential oil producer, the purpose of the radio stations is to empower, inform and give a voice to local communities, and to enhance their participation in democratic processes.