• What is Trac FM?

    Trac FM is an innovative software platform, using radio and SMS to engage citizens in meaningful public debate and change them from passive listeners to active participants.

    Based on poll questions, listeners vote and air their voices through toll-free SMS line and interact with the radio studio through a real-time visualization. 

  • Participate

    Trac FM is a helpful and innovative tool, and we want to share it with you! Whether you are a media house, a civil society organization, NGO, or governmental body, the Trac FM platform helps you to get closer to the people you serve. 

    Click here to find out how you can use our software.

  • Campaigns

    Poll results, demographic data, infographics and talk-shows can be combined to set up powerful and informed campaigns. A strategic combination of one or more of these components enables our partners to create their own unique approach. Trac FM’s experienced staff and graphic designers can help you bring poll data alive.

  • Training

    In Africa, radio talk-shows are still the most important platforms for public debate and citizen engagement. To ensure successful implementation, our experienced staff provides training on how to set up quality interactive radio programs and guides partners on the effective use of the Trac FM platform.

  • Testimonials

    Whenever we invite local authorities to the talks-shows we use the Trac FM data to confront them and say: 'look, this is what you’re supposed to do and the data is not reflective of what you are doing'. 

    John Ocen – Program manager Radio Wa, Lira

    Click here to see the video about how Radio Wa uses Trac FM software.

     

Trac FM wins Humanitarian Innovation Contest!

Trac FM is proud to be the winner of the Humanitarian Innovation Contest - A contest managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). @worldhumanitariansummit.

Trac FM selected for Multiple Journalism Initiative

Multiple Journalism believes journalism of the digital age is not a threat to the independence and quality of professional journalism, but a liberation from corporate control. Trac FM is proud to have been selected as one of the case studies for the Multiple Journalism initiative.

Mega FM in Gulu joins Trac FM

Trac FM is proud to include the Gulu based radio station as one of its partners. Afa-ei Nicky, the program manager of Mega FM, is very involved in the formulation of the poll questions run on the station, focusing on issues relevant to the immediate community.

KKCR in Kibaale carries out its first polls

Kibaale Kagadi Community Radio (KKCR) on 91.7FM is based in Kibaale region. Using the Trac FM software, they run their first polls on August 25th 2014. 

TRAC FM launches in Fort Portal!

Trac FM is proud to announce its newest partnership with Fort Portal’s Toro Development Network office (ToroDev), in conjunction with the Rwenzori Journalist Forum. This was held at a maiden press conference at their offices on the 26th of June 2014 in Fort Portal.

IDS research commisioned by Hivos featuring Trac FM case study

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) recently published a paper on the use and implementation of technologies used to promote citizen participation, Transparency and accountability.

TRAC FM attends ICT4Ag Conference

During the very first session of the Plug & Play Day at the ICT4Ag Conference, Wouter Dijkstra, the Founder and Director of TRAC FM will be presenting how this innovative software platform is used by media and non-profit organizations to amplify the voices of citizens, track reports and collect opinions.

Press release: TRAC FM, Farm Radio and HarvestPlus team up

TRAC FM teams up with Farm Radio International and HarvestPlus to raise awareness about the importance of consuming Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSPs) among Ugandans, by putting the power of interactive radio drama to work.

Datajournalism Award

The Datajournalism Awards are given for outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward outstanding examples of data driven investigations, data driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have results or an impact at a societal level. TRAC FM was nominated before and we will try to win this time. 

TRAC FM receives grant from the Indigo Trust

TRAC FM is very thankful for the awarded grant of The Indigo Trust, a trust which mainly focuses on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment.

PC Tech magazine interview

PC Tech Magazine interviewed TRAC FM founder and director Wouter Dijkstra. 

Radio Pacis in Gulu does its first polls

After a training session, community Radio Pacis launched its first TRAC FM polls.

TRAC FM partners with the UDN

TRAC FM is delighted to partner with the UDN, the Uganda Debt Network. 

Supported by Twaweza, Ni Sisi

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. It is a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. We seek to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account.

 

How to get involved

With over 200.000 individual participants in 3 countries, Trac FM has proven it's successful concept. Trac FM is now sharing it's knowledge, experience and our software platform with NGO's and media organisations around the world. These partners use our method in their own research, M&E campaigns and as an early warning system in humanitarian relief efforts. Get in touch with us to find out more on partnerships: info@tracfm.org

Video: how trac fm works

Contact Us

Physical Address: CEEWA Building, Block 244, Kiwafu Road, Kansanga
Email: info@tracfm.org
Tel: +256 794 699807 and +256 794 279079