what we offer

The Aswatona scholarship program offers capacity building and an exchange space for podcasters of the WANA region. As a podcast scholar you have special access to an intense workshop program. Our main goal during our workshops is that our participants will be able to get to know each other, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. That’s why we focus on maximum interactivity, variety, and plenty of room for sharing thoughts and ideas. Furthermore, we always work together with local NGOs and activists from the region. Local experts give inputs on topics such as gender and its intersections, audio editing, storytelling, podcast production, and data security. The workshops are only open to participants who have applied for the Aswatona scholarship program. However, we also offer online workshops on our social media channels. To stay up to date follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Upcoming Workshops:

Our participants are experienced podcasters and experts themselves. Hence a big part is the peer-to-peer exchange about the different experiences they have in the field of podcasting and taking a look at the world through a gender lens.

Gender & Podcasting II

We will meet for this workshop in Tunis, visit local actors, and deepen our discussions about the intersections with the topic of gender.

Be excited!

Previous Workshops

This workshop was basically designed as a first getting to know each other. That’s why we had a lot of space for networking and exchanging, but as well further developing know-how on podcast production.

The main focus was to have a Bar Camp with peer-to-peer skill sharing and knowledge exchange. Additionally, we had sessions with local experts talking about social media campaigns, dubbing, and feminist activism.

By conducting our last workshop in a hybrid format, we were able to include participants who did not get a visa to Tirana, Albania, where the workshop took place. Alongside the input from our experts in the theory of postcolonialism and podcast marketing, a space was provided to exchange with local activists.

You wanna be part of Aswatona?

Even if our this-years-scholarship-program-call is closed, there are plenty of ways to participate in Aswatona! Our network-building activities aim to bring people together, learn from and inspire each other, and profit from collective interest, knowledge, and energy. In order to realize that our social media pages serve as platforms for vivid exchange. Please interact! We also offer workshops and training on a regular basis, that is open to everyone interested in podcasting and the podcast community. There you can sharpen your skills, get into contact, and prepare for your own podcast project!