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    Billy Goat Radio for Mine Risk Education

    CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST:

    We would like to invite organizations interested in using Billy Goat Radio in the field to contact us: we would like to give the first ones for free.

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    Billy Goat Radio is an innovative tool for Mine Risk Education (MRE). 

    It consists of a cost-efficient system for writing short educational-entertainment serial dramas embedding mine risk education messages, tailored to the local context. While the episodes are broadcast by radio, they are also brought to local communities through itinerant live shows followed up by group activities. The tool is completed by a set of simple and cost-efficient audio recording and post producing commercial off-the shelf technologies.

    After having been successfully used and evaluated in two very different scenarios: the Saharwi refugee camps in Algeria and the Cambodian communities living in Pailin area, Billy Goat Radio is finally ready to be used and tailored to any other local context.

    Here you can find a demo episode, created using the new digitalized version of Adaptability System created using twine, an open-source software.

       DemoEpisode                            

    And here you can watch a video explaining how to use the simple software for creating the story.

    Billy Goat Radio has been described in a paper published in the Journal of ERW and Mine Action recently. Here is the link to it.

    If you are interested in Billy Goat Radio MRE tool and you want more information please don't hesitate to contact us at snailaid@gmail.com

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    The six episodes of Billy Goat Radio "Life of Mliss" in Khmer are now available to listen and download from the links below. They have been recorded with the collaboration of Pailin O'Torng Radio and the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC)

     

       Episode1                            Episode4                                  

       Episode2                            Episode5                                  

       Episode3                            Episode6  

     

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    Billy Goat has been presented at the CP expo exhibition and conference hold in Genova from the 9th to the 11th of December 2014. Here is the video we showed in our booth:

     

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    Snail Aid team is back from the second field-evaluation mission of Billy Goat Radio. This time we went in Pailin, Cambodia and we worked with the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC).

    Silvia Aresca, a member of Snail Aid who is a professional photographer, joined the mission. 

    Her pictures can be seen this Friday, the 28th of November in Vico San Matteo 10R in the premises of Chiaro Scuro shop, at 21,30. Anyone interested is welcome to join us.

     

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    Billy Goat Radio tool has been presented at the 13th Meeting of State Parties hold in Geneva between the 2nd and 5th of December 2013, among other tools developed in TIRAMISU project.

    Here is the video/presentation:

     

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    We are just back from the Saharawi refugee camps near Tindouf in South West Algeria. We have spent there three very intensive and fruitful weeks testing for the first time the Billy Goat Radio tool for Mine Risk Education (MRE).

     

    We have to thank ASAVIM, the Association for Saharawi Mine Victims for supporting our mission in collaboration with Brimatech from Austria. We thank deeply all the other local partners: the Ministry of Culture and the actors: Mohamed, Maddi, Salamu, LQuar, Djamila; the staff of RASD radio; Action On Armed Violence, the Saharawi Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Saharawi Mine Action Coordination Office.

    The mission was very successful and the tool seems very promising.

    Here you can download all the audio files of the episodes in Hassanya. There are also the advertisement and the introduction broadcast by radio. You can also fin the theme song especially made for us by Jef

    Episode1                            Episode4                                  Advertisement

    Episode2                            Episode5                                  Introduction

    Episode3                            Episode6                                  Theme song (JEF)

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    The work on Billy Goat Radio a tool for promoting mine risk education through an entertainment educational radio serial drama is going on well.

    We are finally approaching the practical organization of our mission to South Western Algeria together with Brimatech (Austria).