UNICEF AFRICA  |  Series , ±14 min episodes total time 1 hr 10 min  | 
The UNICEF Africa podcast highlights the stories of children and young people across Sub-Saharan Africa. UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged youth. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child in Africa. These are their stories.
We kickstart with a series on disability -- because accessibility matters! There are nearly 240-million children with disabilities around the world. And did you know, compared to children without disabilities, those with disabilities are: 49% more likely to never attend school? They’re also 51% more likely to feel unhappy. This is according to UNICEF analysis. Listen in.

Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.


This channel is available on Spotify. Follow the link above to view episodes on Spotify.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.

Navigating COVID-19 without sight

Imagine being a kid, who relies on touch to navigate each day. Then comes a global pandemic that forces people apart. This episode, hosted by UNICEF's Nadia Samie-Jacobs, explores how children with disabilities are coping with COVID-19 in Namibia.

Can cash grants offer a new lease on life?

Money. That's the very thing the poor don’t have enough of. But one program is putting cash directly into their pockets. No strings attached. Our producer, Dhashen Moodley, went to Zimbabwe and produced this episode of UNICEF's Kids Dispatches podcast.

"A piece of my mind"

Social media can tear apart communities. But it can also help build new ones. Kenyan disability rights activist, Unice Mumo, uses online platforms to give a voice to the voiceless. At 26, she's creating an online support system for herself and others. In this episode of the UNICEF Africa Podcast, we hear how social media can be used to raise awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities.

“I would love my child to walk and play"

A screening questionnaire used by village healthcare workers in rural Uganda is making waves, for all the right reasons. The paper tool is helping health workers and teachers identify children who may have developmental delays. This early identification is key, to getting children the help and rehabilitation they need. UNICEF is working with the Ugandan government and implementing partners to expand this work in more areas. In this episode of the UNICEF Africa Podcast we head to the Mubende district of Uganda, to chat to a family whose child was diagnosed, with the help of the assessment tool.

The words we use

Four youth activists in Africa talk about how to communicate effectively with, and about, persons with disabilities. They share personal stories of confronting discrimination in their lives and tell us how the world could be a better place. In this episode, we hear ‘why words matter’. Brought to you by UNICEF Africa.

5 episodes