BACKGROUND

Farar Tattabara (White Dove) is a regional transmedia messaging hub, focused on developing an effective youth-led prevention, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Peace Promotion ecosystem and alternative messaging strategy in Northern Nigeria and the Sahel region, using Hausa language as the major medium for communication. The White Dove  program was launched by Equal Access International in 2017 with three original radio programs namely: Ina Mafita, Ilimi Abin Nema and Labarin Aisha in collaboration with Jos repertory theatre.

The White Dove Hub is working to create a locally-driven alternative messaging ecosystem with the following objectives: to empower and build the capacity of youth messengers making impact through alternative narratives in their communities, to develop a Northern Nigeria and Sahel regional trans-media network capable of effectively countering the communications of violent extremists, and to support program implementation with research and analysis. 

White Dove also facilitates key influencer engagement and develops alternative messaging campaigns, to encourage positive youth engagement and discredit extremist content and groups via the effective use of radio, social media, television, and off-line field-based intervention activities. White Dove has reached over 15 million listeners with its innovative radio programs designed to counter violent extremism in Northern Nigeria, through positive messaging and direct community engagement. This has made a lot of youth excited, hopeful, and willing to put in effort to change the perception about Northern Nigeria

      OUR MISSION

To create positive social change for millions of under-served people across Northern Nigeria, by providing critically needed information and education through innovative media appropriate technology and direct community engagement. 

   OUR VISION

 Farar Tattabara empowers thousands of Northern Nigerians to create alternative narratives through locally driven content that effectively counters violent extremist groups to the benefit of their communities.

                                            MEET THE TEAM

Akogwu Chris Akogwu  Finance and Operations Manager

Akogwu Chris Akogwu

Finance and Operations Manager

Hamza Muhammad Ishaq  Studio Technician

Hamza Muhammad Ishaq

Studio Technician

Okee Friday Onemona  Finance And Administration Assistant

Okee Friday Onemona

Finance And Administration Assistant

Benjamin Abadaki  Program Officer

Benjamin Abadaki

Program Officer

Halima Abba Ibrahim  Technical Officer/Producer

Halima Abba Ibrahim

Technical Officer/Producer

Micheal J.F. O’Mahony,  Country Director, Nigeria

Micheal J.F. O’Mahony,

Country Director, Nigeria

Fatima Turaki Ibrahim  Research and communications Officer

Fatima Turaki Ibrahim

Research and communications Officer

Maryam Muhammad  Head of Office

Maryam Muhammad

Head of Office

Thomas Bala Mabiri  Program Officer

Thomas Bala Mabiri

Program Officer

Gad Peter Shamaki  Program Manager

Gad Peter Shamaki

Program Manager

Muhammad Adam Tudun-Murtala  Technical Officer/Producer

Muhammad Adam Tudun-Murtala

Technical Officer/Producer

Mansur Umar Kurugu  Radio Producer

Mansur Umar Kurugu

Radio Producer

EAI INTERVIEW

Interview with Equal Access international (Nigeria) staff  by Arewa24 Satellite  TV channel  on the activities of the Farar Tattabara platform featured on their popular breakfast show "Ko Kun San".