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Community Media Idea Lab & Innovation Fund

Organisation: Deutsche Welle Akademie

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 30/10/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Participants must be part of an established an operational community media.
    – Must least be 21 years old and have a passport (if from outside Namibia) and be able to travel to Gobabis in Namibia (travel expenses will be covered).
    – Team members must be based in Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe or Lesotho.
  • Type of funding: Grant
  • Target country: South Africa
  • Application language: English

Deutsche Welle’s center for international media development, DW Akademie, is looking to support innovative ideas for community media. During the IdeaLab, participants will take part in a project and product development training on understanding and putting community media ideas into action. 

The program provides the following opportunities:

  • Seed funding to implement a pilot or prototype idea
  • Coaching in innovative endeavour with a dedicated counterpart to bounce ideas, reflect the next steps and get feedback on the go
  • Necessary specialised training, if further skills are needed to implement the idea
  • Innovation check-ins with fellow community media innovators from Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi & Zimbabwe

See here to learn more and apply.

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