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St. Paul’s University (2018)

Investigation of the Preferred Channels of Information for Empowerment among Women Fish Traders in Bondo Sub-County, Siaya County, Kenya

Adhiambo, Maureen

Titre : Investigation of the Preferred Channels of Information for Empowerment among Women Fish Traders in Bondo Sub-County, Siaya County, Kenya

Auteur : Adhiambo, Maureen

Université de soutenance : St. Paul’s University

Grade : Masters of Development Studies 2018

Résumé
This study investigated the preferred channels of information for empowerment among women fish traders in Bondo Sub County in Siaya County in Kenya. Fish production and fish trade are factors that impact the local economy via foreign exchange earnings. Women play a big role in the fish sector. The specific objectives of this study were to determine the extent to which the women fish traders were aware of the channels of information for empowerment, to establish those women’s preferred channels of information for empowerment and to assess the effects of using information from the channels of information for empowerment on their lives. This study was descriptive in nature and used quantitative methodology. It used simple random sampling to select two wards from Bondo Sub County then collected primary data from 64 respondents using researcher-administered questionnaires. The respondents were identified through purposive sampling. The researcher analysed the data through descriptive statistics and presented the findings in tables. The study revealed that the women fish traders in Bondo Sub County were aware of Radio, Television, Internet and groups as the channels of information. The study found that most of those women preferred radio for empowerment with the majority using it daily, especially for the news and business programmes. The study further showed that using information from their preferred channels of information empowered the women fish traders in Bondo Sub County ; therefore, it affected their livelihoods and lives. The study called for using radio for further empowerment of women fish traders, especially in the vernaculars, through participatory communication techniques. The study also recommended that the Government of Kenya improve its public service information, broadcasting and research networks with the aim of empowering women fish traders. Lastly, the study proposed that policymakers introduce legislation to encourage streamlined licensing and subsidies for the FM and TV stations and internet.

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