My name is Ana Bonaldo, I am a Sound Engineer and I have been working for the BBC World Service for over nine years as a Studio Manager, Trainer and Technical Producer. During this time I have gained extensive experience as a radio trainer, working with capacity building in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, mainly in conflict and post-conflict areas.
I have worked with many language services with people from several ethnic backgrounds, based in London and abroad.
Among others, I have carried out broadcasts, recruiting and training in Iraq, capacity building in nine cities in Somalia, technical training for journalists in Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria and India, as well as coverage of the Gaza conflicts and elections in Liberia and Nigeria. The BBC has lent me to the United Nations to deliver technical training for the development of a Radio Drama in Angola. I have also provided media consultancy for the setting up of eight radio stations in Angola.
My current project is the setting up of a community radio station in the Nigerian Niger Delta.
The project is in association with Stakeholdres Democracy Network (SDN) and funded by the DIFID.