RFI is a French radio that broadcast globally in French and 12 other foreign languages. With the expertise of its editorial offices based in Paris and its unique network of 400 correspondents over the 5 continents, RFI meets weekly nearly 40 million listeners around the world and its "new media" (website, mobile applications etcetera) register 10 million visits each month.

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Funded projects

Wonder Women

The project examines the challenges of achieving greater gender balance in global peacekeeping operations, and the unique opportunities female peacekeepers provide as role models and soldiers.

Africa’s Great Lakes In The Balance

Examining problems and solutions of regional management of Africa’s Great Lakes basin.

Art Beyond Borders

"Art Beyond Borders" is a participatory graphic novel, and 360 video, reporting the challenges faced by children in the under-developed Central African Republic.

To be 70 in Addis and Dar-es-Salaam: ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa

This multimedia project presents stories on the fight against poverty and social exclusion among elderly people in Tanzania and Ethiopia.


This project will collect data on the corporations that control the global seed market and the impact that they have on farmers and seed producers.

Sex Symbols

Unequal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is one of the major signs of gender inequality around the world. However, even in discrimination conditions, women have led change.

Small is Powerful

Small is Powerful (Les Grands Moyens in French) reveals the underrated impact of local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on Africa's development, showing that Africa is not only about microcredit and multinationals

The Dark Side of the Italian Tomato

Following and documenting the entire production chain from Italy to West Africa reveals how the arrival of Italian tomatoes in Ghana through the liberalisation of the market has broken a local industry.

SEEDversity - Feeding the Planet, Cultivating Diversity

A movement of farmers and scientists is promoting a worldwide sustainable and participatory approach to agriculture and food sovereignty. This project documents the impacts of this innovation in northern and southern rural communities.