The Media and Journalism Days in Africa is a project led by Africa 21 and its partners aimed at annually convening journalists from the African continent, alongside experts from international Geneva and around the world, to review, exchange and debate on a selected theme related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The first edition took place in 2019 on the theme of climate change with journalists from French-speaking Africa, with a follow up edition in 2020 covering the same theme with journalists from English-speaking Africa.
The objectives are two-fold.
The event will strengthen the skills of journalists invited on this topic, offering participating journalists the opportunity to share their realities with the public and international experts.
In addition, the event will integrate the Network of African journalists specialising in sustainable development and climate change, in order to create a strong link between international Geneva and the African media.
This year's edition of the ‘Media and Journalism Days in Africa’ engages Journalists from Anglophone Africa to:
What will be funded
Africa 21 and partners cover all travel related and subsistence costs for Journalists attending the MJDA in Geneva, this includes travel allowance, flight ticket, on-site transport, hotel and allowances for food costs on site.
Participating Journalists must meet the following criteria :
Eligible countries: Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Apply by 20th May.
For more information and application details, see; Media and Journalism Days in Africa Grants
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