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Open Call for Reporting on Food Security and Rural Development in East Africa

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors working for media organizations based in the following countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.
    – Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ professional experience, have a good level in spoken and written English and should explain through their applications why they will benefit from participation in this course, and how they plan to use the learning in their professional work.
    – They would also like to see professional evidence of your interest in the field of rural peoples’ issues and development.
    – Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8 MB/second. Applicants will also need access to a computer to participate in the training, participation from a mobile or smart phone will not be possible.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.
  • Application language: English

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is inviting journalists from East Africa to apply for this workshop, which will cover food security, food production, markets and climate issues and include a skills lab on online verification, social media and digital story telling.

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is sponsoring this course, which will build expertise and increase knowledge of issues faced by rural communities, help journalists to present new viewpoints and promote discussion on how small-scale agriculture can respond to the growing demand for food and on the essential need to support rural transformation as food insecurity, climate change and economic uncertainty intensify.

This should not be seen as a one-off event. They expect all journalists who attend to pursue stories along these issues in their home countries after the workshop. They will also be offering some selected participants a small grant and assistance from TRF mentors in pursuit of their story.

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

  • Reporting grants

Organisation: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Deadline: 27/04/2022


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