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 the effort to change the norms of Northern Nigeria.
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 Farar Tattabara continues to expand and create itself anew because of the dedication, commitment and generosity of every team member, supporter and beneficiary.