NCRA and IMC Fundraising Campaign for Ghana Africa

Hello NCRA Members I am very excited that a project which developed out of this years conference in Saint John and the open space is well underway and now to the point where we can provide information to our members.

Indymedia Convergence is a international non-profit, grassroots group developing community radio, specifically in Africa. The NCRA has teamed up and hope its members support a fundraising campaign to help send a delegate from an African country, as well as a Canadian delegate to Accra, Ghana from 4th to 15th of August to participate in the IMC Convergence and AMARC World Congress.

Attached is much more information, including a release from IMC and the NCRA Official press release. There is also a special page setup here on the IMC website: and via the NCRA website:

The short is that we are trying to raise funds through an indigo-go campaign and are asking member stations to share the information provided here with their listeners, volunteers and staff. If you could pass on the information and poster, we can hopefully work towards raising $4000 Canadian.

Below are links to three PSA's (2 60 second, one 30 second) that we would like stations to add to their rotation for airplay. The campaign will run until July 30th. 100% of money raised will go to the cause.

Thanks to All Around this World for permission to use their rendering of Kikalama, a traditional Guinean folksong in PSA 2 & 3, more information here.

In addition, if you or any volunteers, staff or listeners are interested in participating, there is an opportunity to do so as well (As a delegate). Please contact myself or Sphynx ( for more information. That decision will be made around the 15th of July when we have a sense of funding levels available. There is a committee setup to review those who are interested in going who will review applications and look to make a informed, unanimous unbiased, decision on representation based on community values, level of support provided and opportunity to learn.

Thank you again for your interest in supporting community radio around the world, and the solidarity we are providing to developing organizations in Africa around community mobilization.

Barry Rooke NCRA Executive Director