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Radio Sahan is a public affairs radio station committed promoting government accountability and strengthen civil society through programming that focuses on democracy, human rights, peace building, health  and education. The station will serve as a crucial source of information for Puntland citizens, and will work to promote active, responsible citizenship through involvement in advocacy and public policy.

Radio Sahan (RS) serves as a platform to promote information sharing on various pressing topics for Somali communities, including social justice, youth empowerment, human rights, good governance, and the marginalization of women and girls. In particular, the project will engage marginalized groups such as pastoral nomads, women and youth. Radio Sahan engages nomadic communities by designing programs that respond to their specific needs and providing a platform to voice their vision for Puntland. Radio Sahan provides women and youth with the space to project their voices and highlight community-related issues that matter most to them. It engages in a close working relationship with the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Education. The station organizes debates and discussions aimed at raising awareness about the unique concerns of and challenges for Somali women and youth, as well as at promoting mutual respect and understanding.

Radio Sahan is committed giving member of, Puntland’s parliament, ministries and various councils and committees the space to discuss their responsibilities and the benefits of their work. The station will also provide citizens with the opportunity to pose questions to local, regional and national government officials. These dialogues will enhances Puntland citizens’ understanding of governmental responsibility and help clarify the constraints often faced by nascent, democratic institutions and the limited resources with which they must operate.

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