What is Boda Boda Talk Talk?

children talk to a Boda Boda journalist next to a quad bike.

What is Boda Boda Talk Talk?

March 14, 2017

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What is Boda Boda Talk Talk? Why are speakers mounted on quadbikes, motorcycles or tuk tuks the best way to get critical information to people seeking shelter in UN bases across South Sudan? Why is it critical that the local community has a key role in creating content, and how does that help agencies in their work to be accountable to the people they serve?

Internews is pleased to launch a three-part learning module on Boda Boda Talk Talk, the hyperlocal humanitarian information service currently operational in four United Nations Protection of Civilians Sites (PoCs) across the country.

  • Part I. Context focuses on the theory and rationale behind a community-led audio program produced to radio broadcast standards, describing how the political and humanitarian context in South Sudan—and unique local information ecosystem within the UN PoC sites—influenced BBTT’s design.
  • Part II. Case Study describes how BBTT was designed and rolled out in Tong Ping (Juba) and Malakal/Wau Shilluk, including sections on challenges, adaptive programming, and recommendations for similar projects.
  • Part III. How-To Guide provides a detailed, step-by-step methodology for establishing a BBTT project in any location, including practical tips, sample surveys, forms, templates, checklists, and job descriptions for easy adaptation.

The BBTT Module was designed by the Internews South Sudan team. It is part of the Internews Humanitarian Information Services (HIS) Learning Collection, which communicates key lessons, best practices, and programmatic methodologies used by Internews’ humanitarian teams around the world.