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Mission


We support the development of community communication groups including community radio, drama, puppetry, folk music, community resource centres,  newsletters, paintings, films, photographs and others forms of community media organised by community based groups. KCOMNET is the umbrella network for community communication groups in Kenya. 

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Mission


We support the development of community communication groups including community radio, drama, puppetry, folk music, community resource centres,  newsletters, paintings, films, photographs and others forms of community media organised by community based groups. KCOMNET is the umbrella network for community communication groups in Kenya. 

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About us

Established in 1995, the Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) is a non-profit organization and the umbrella network for community communication groups in Kenya. Community communication groups include community radio, drama, puppetry, folk music, community resource centres,  newsletters, paintings, films, photographs and others forms of community media organised by community based groups.  KCOMNET maintains best practice in community media governance and engages effectively in designing sustainability strategies for the community media sector in Kenya.

KCOMNET  embraces all forms of community media, including community radio, community cinema, newsletters, theatre and use of internet as tools for community development and social justice. 

However, we recognize community radio as the flagship of community media as it enables  active participation of the community in creating news, information, entertainment and culturally-relevant material with an emphasis on local issues and concerns.

Since its formation, KCOMNET has focused its attention in the consolidation and strengthening of community media sector in Kenya through four programmatic interventions: 

CAPACITY BUILDING

KCOMNET executes rigorous capacity building programmes for community media groups to make them strong, vibrant and sustainable.

POLICY ADVOCACY

We enhance advocacy for an enabling framework to improve policy and regulatory framework to expand the practice of community media

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

We improve the generation of local content and  programming in community radio stations to sustain their unique identity 

NETWORKING

KCOMNET brings together individuals, media practitioners, and NGOs committed to the promotion of community media and development communication in Kenya.

Our vision: Communities in charge of their communication

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Projects


The projects are the core of KCOMNET programmes. 

All contributions are released under a free creative commons license meaning that any project content may be freely used, edited, copied, and redistributed, subject to the terms of the license. 

 

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Projects


The projects are the core of KCOMNET programmes. 

All contributions are released under a free creative commons license meaning that any project content may be freely used, edited, copied, and redistributed, subject to the terms of the license. 

 

Strengthening community radio identity 

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HIVOS/Kenya Media Programme(KMP) has supported Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) for a one year project(November 2013 – October 2014). The project seeks to improve the generation of community based content and programming at the existing...Read more

Community Learning Programs (CLPs)

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We have partnered with Commonwealth of Learning to implement CLPs that seek to enhance the opportunities for resource poor communities to access and use non-formal, community-based open and distance learning about health and related development issues using community based media and mobile telephony...More info

Organisational development

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Akiba Uhaki Foundation (AUF) supported KCOMNET to develop a strategic plan for Mang’elete Community Radio(2011 – 2015), a capacity development process for the Radio’s board of directors; marketing and fundraising strategies for the community radio station....More info

Empowering community radios with ICT

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KCOMNET was engaged by UNESCO to undertake a radio needs assessment and a baseline survey of the actual status of four community radio stations in Kenya: Sauti FM (98.1), Mwanedu Radio (96.1), Mangelete Community radio (89.1FM) and Mug’ambo Jwetu Radio (102.3 FM)....Read more

Development of local content - IPDC

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The focus of this project was to support the collaboration between community theatre groups/artists and community radio stations to generate content on the priority issues in their communities, develop the issues into radio drama shows which can be presented on air at the community radio stations, at community social centres and in online platforms....More info

Internet freedom project. Freenet? films

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We partnered with the four Brazilian organizations which are jointly running the freenet film project to hold the first Freenet video workshop in Kenya. The workshop was part of the project’s process of finding and gathering cases that demonstrate ......Read more

East African Community Media Network

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Since its inception in 2012, EACOMNET has managed to support efforts in respective countries in East Africa to establish national community media networks where they were non-existent. KCOMNET is the host organization for EACOMNET secretariat....More info

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Community Radios


We support community radio stations in Kenya for the purpose of enabling them to take their rightful place as a distinct sector of the media that addresses pertinent and pressing issues at the grassroots communities. 

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Community Radios


We support community radio stations in Kenya for the purpose of enabling them to take their rightful place as a distinct sector of the media that addresses pertinent and pressing issues at the grassroots communities. 

Radio is acknowledged as the most widespread electronic communications’ device in the world, a unique, most convenient and affordable means of reaching the world’s populace, even in very remote areas. Nearly all Kenyans are radio listeners and it is from radio that they source news and information. For most local communities who are poor community radio has revolutionized the manner in which they express their culture, receive entertainment, news information as well as engage in dialogue and development. 

WHERE WE WORK

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Rware FM 101.7

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Website | Facebook Page

Baliti FM 102.7

Mtaani Radio 99.9FM

Ekialo Kiona 99.3FM

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Website | Facebook Page

Ghetto FM 99.9

Website | Facebook Page

Website | Facebook Page

Mwanedu 96.1FM

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Website | Facebook Page

Sauti FM 98.1

Website | Facebook Page

Website | Facebook Page

Mang'elete 89.1

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Website | Facebook Page

Pamoja FM 99.9

Website | Facebook Page

Website | Facebook Page

Mugambo Jwetu 102.3

Website | Facebook Page

Website | Facebook Page

Koch FM 99.9

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KCOMNET places community radio stations in top priority in the development of the community media sector. This is borne by the fact that effective community radio stations are able to effectively integrate and promote other forms of community media. 

Each of these community radio stations serves an average audience of about 300,000 people. This means that the over 16 community radio stations serve a target audience of over 5  million people in Kenya. This is the audience that community radio seek to reach and facilitate them to  transform the social, economic and local governance issues in their communities and the country at large. 




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Meet the Secretariat & Board


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Meet the Secretariat & Board


Meet the secretariat

Njuki Githethwa | Coordinator

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Ann Mwaura | Finance and admin

Amos Ochieng | Programmes officer


Meet the Board

Patrick Ochieng  - Board Chairman

Patrick Ochieng  - Board Chairman

Grace Githaiga - Board member

Grace Githaiga - Board member

Sophie Dowllar-Board secretary

Sophie Dowllar-Board secretary

Otieno Ombok - Board member

Otieno Ombok - Board member

Elizabeth Okodo - Board member

Elizabeth Okodo - Board member

Julius Ayoma - Board member

Julius Ayoma - Board member

Ann Wanjiku - Board member

Ann Wanjiku - Board member

Reports & Downloads


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Reports & Downloads


Featured Reports

KCOMNET-HIVOS/KMP CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

This report provides a summary of the proceedings of the recent capacity building workshop by KCOMNET held for the 13 community radios in Kenya through support from Hivos / Kenya Media Programme (KMP). 

MAXIMIZING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

This  is  a  summary  report  of  a  project  which  was  carried  out  by  the  Kenya Community  Media Network  (KCOMNET)  on  September 2012  –  May  2013 through the financial support of  International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). 

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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY MEDIA NETWORK M&E REPORT

This report is a summary of the recent Monitoring and Evaluation meeting hosted by East African Community Media Network (EACOMNET)  secretariat in Nairobi on 29th - 30th August 2013. 


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KCOMNET is the umbrella network for community communication groups in Kenya. Community communication groups include community radio, drama, puppetry, folk music, community resource centres, newsletters, paintings, films, photographs and others forms of community media organised by community based groups. KCOMNET brings together individuals, media practitioners, and NGOs committed to the promotion of community media and development communication in Kenya.

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We'd love to hear from you


If you have an enquiry regarding a new project or you are thinking of starting a community radio station and not sure how to get started or maybe you simply want to say Hi then get in touch with us. We'd love to hear from you. Better yet, you can drop by the office for a one on one (direction given below), write us an email to info@kcomnet.org or just call us up on +254725262623. We are here for you!

 

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KENYA COMMUNITY MEDIA NETWORK

P. O Box 2641 - 00100 Nairobi
Tel: +254 202379949
Mobile: +254 725262623
E-mail: info@kcomnet.org

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