Equal Access is an international not for profit organization headquartered in San Francisco with an established Nigerian country office in Kano. It operates in Nigeria as Equal Access to Knowledge Development Initiative. It works throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. A communications for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, it creates customized communications strategies and implements programs that address challenges affecting people including civic participation and governance. Equal Access also has developed programs supporting women and girls empowerment, youth life skills and livelihoods, human rights and health.
Equal Access brings a decade of deep community engagement and media experience across the region-including four years’ experience designing, launching and operating AREWA24, the first indigenous, Hausa language television channel aimed at building social cohesion and resilience among the communities of Northern Nigeria. Equal Access also implements Farar Tattabara, a radio project funded by the US State Department and supporting diversity and countering violence extremism in Northern Nigeria. Farar Tattabara is a network of 22 radio stations; broadcasting to audiences over 19 Northern states and is responsible for producing three separate radio series.
To create positive social change for millions of under-served people across the developing world, by providing critically needed information and education through innovative media appropriate technology and direct community engagement.
The vision of Equal Access continues to expand and create itself anew because of the dedication, commitment and generosity of every team member, supporter and beneficiary.