COMPETITION Opportunities For Africans

DEADLINE DAY: Women Edition-Africa Program 2017. Fully-funded for Women Journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) isgiving out opportunities to women who are interested in its new Women’s Edition-Africa program. Women’s Edition brings together senior-level women journalists—editors, reporters, and producers—to examine important topics related to women’s reproductive health and development.

Application Deadline: 31st January, 2017

Eligible Countries: Women journalists from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia can apply.

About the Award: Women’s Edition offers a unique opportunity to become part of an international network of leading women journalists interested in women’s health and development. PRB will select 10 to 12 women journalists from several low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in a weeklong seminar and study tour on the continent in April 2017. Successful participants from this group will be invited to another seminar/study tour in 2017, when they will be joined by an equal number of women journalists from South Asia.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Intrepid women journalists who:

  • Report from USAID priority countries on the African continent—the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
  • Hold an influential editorial position senior-level editor, reporter, or producer—with a leading media outlet that has a large audience, such as a national or regional newspaper, magazine, or broadcast station. Freelancers and bloggers may apply but must provide a letter of support from a news organization indicating that it will publish or broadcast their work.
  • Demonstrate interest in women’s health, development, and population issues and a commitment to covering these topics.
  • Can communicate comfortably and effectively in English during the seminars, though they may write or broadcast in any language.

Number of Awardees: 10-12

Value of Program: PRB will cover all seminar expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals.

Duration of Program: 1 week

How to Apply: Click here for the application form. The application form is a Word document. After you open the document, please save it to your own computer before you fill out the application. To be considered, applicants must submit all of the information and material requested.

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Award Provider: The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)