ABOUT US

Harnessing the Power of Media for Field Actors and Communities!

Since its establishment in 2004, RAES has been utilizing media and new technologies to strengthen the health, education, and citizenship sectors in Africa. Our efforts encompass prevention and information campaigns, publications, training, radio show production, designing teaching materials, and community mobilization. In collaboration with our partners, RAES develops tools for field actors and communities, empowering them to stay informed, create dialogue spaces, mobilize, and actively participate in shaping their future, both individually and collectively.

OUR VISION

Empowering Communities to Be Informed, Mobilized, and Proactive in Shaping Their Future, Individually and Collectively.

Africa faces numerous socio-political, economic, and ecological challenges that significantly impact the well-being of millions of people. Challenges such as access to healthcare, education, social justice, citizen participation, democratic governance, and environmental protection are of paramount importance. RAES firmly believes that local and community actors are best positioned to identify and implement solutions tailored to their unique problems, improving their daily lives and securing a brighter future for their children. This principle of autonomy requires citizens who are educated, informed, and ready to take action, all within a supportive and dialogue-friendly environment. These are the essential prerequisites for empowerment and driving meaningful social change. Promoting Social Change and Fostering an Environment Conducive to Informed Individual and Collective Decision-Making, Grounded in Openly Accessible, Accurate, and Comprehensive Information. Communities face various challenges, including limited access to information. As part of our mission, we advocate for youths' access to reproductive health services.

ONG RAES EN CHIFFRES

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PROJECTS

Projects implemented between 2004 and 2021 in collaboration with communities and partners.

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COUNTRIES

Countries where RAES has intervened, including 11 in West Africa, 4 in Central Africa, and 2 in North Africa.

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AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS

Thousands of educational contents: 806 video productions, including 3 TV series and 2 web series for education through entertainment, hundreds of interviews, animated videos, 243 audio contents including 4 radio dramas, podcasts, and radio shows, over 10,500 non-media contents: articles, posters, press kits, etc.

HISTORY

2004 - 2005

Establishment of RAES and conduct of the first research in Senegal.

▪️ Establishment of the RAES association; ▪️ Organization of National Reflection Days for health promotion; ▪️ Experimentation and evaluation of innovative technologies and methods for distance education, participatory communication approaches, connecting schools or health centers to the internet, mobile telephony.

2004 - 2005

Establishment of RAES and conduct of the first research in Senegal.

2007 - 2010

Deployment of the first projects in Senegal and the sub-region.

▪️ Creation and management of the first information and training portal for health: keewu.com; ▪️ Production of two radio series for education through entertainment, in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles, and Population Media Center; ▪️ Development of a training method called Sunukaddu, meaning "our word" in Wolof.

2007 - 2010

Deployment of the first projects in Senegal and the sub-region.

2011 - 2016

Specialization in edutainment and integration of Alliance Droits et Santé.

▪️ Design and implementation of the C'est la vie project with the first health education through entertainment series in French-speaking West Africa; ▪️ Technical partner of Alliance Droits et Santé and training of members in social communication; ▪️ Launch of the first digital campaigns on SRHR.

2011 - 2016

Specialization in edutainment and integration of Alliance Droits et Santé.

2017 - 2021

Geographical and thematic expansion.

▪️ Deployment of actions in Central Africa; ▪️ Production of content on new themes: democratic governance and citizen participation, drug use, nutrition; ▪️ Development of a mobile application on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

2017 - 2021

Geographical and thematic expansion.

TEAMS

Mbathio DIAW

Directrice Executive

Aurea Calcagno

Directrice des Opérations

Cheikh NIANG

Responsable Administratif et Financier

Rabiatou SANGARE

Responsable Suivi-Evaluation et Recherche

Aminata Sira NIANG

Responsable Digital

Mody NDIAYE

Conseiller Technique Régional

Namir Nava MIRELES

Expert SBCC
Coumba Bokoum

Coumba Bokoum

Assistante Exécutive
Joséphine KANE

Joséphine KANE

Chargée de Communicationl

Cheikh S. AIDARA

Chargé de projet et recherche

Babacar DIEYE

Chargé de projet

Aida Syr DIAGNE

Chargée de projet

Vicki LOADER

Coordinatrice Programme DSSR Afrique

Clementine MONNIER

Chargée de projet

Ansoumane NIAKASSO

Chargé du communautaire / Formateur

Siham M. OURIAGHLI

Chargée de projet
Christine K. SARR

Christine K. SARR

Chargée de projet
Yaye SENE

Yaye SENE

Chargée de projet

Lamine DIOP

Social Media Manager

K. NDIAYE

Social Media Manager

Brian A. MARDOCHÉE

Community Manager

Amadou SAMAKE

Chef studio Graphique

Mbemba BADIO

Graphiste

Elhadji Papa Djibril BA

Assistant Suivi évaluation
Alliance MUNANA

Alliance MUNANA

Cheffe Comptable

Aurelie MANTOUPHAN

Comptable

Thioro NDIAYE

Assistante Administrative et Logistique

Ababacar NDIAYE

Chargé des Achats

Aissatou MARIA

Agent d’entretien

Papa Demba NDIAYE

Chauffeur

OUR PARTENERS