Funding Opportunity for Journalists in Burkina-Faso, Ghana & Senegal

Deadline: 30 June 2019

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has announced the 3rd phase of its funding opportunity for journalists in Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso. The initiative seeks to support journalists to produce critical, independent and high-quality reports on issues of Corruption, Transparency, Accountability, and Service Delivery in the target countries.

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The project is being implemented with funding support from the US-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The funding opportunity forms part of activities under the MFWA’s project titled: Enhancing Public Participation and Demand for Accountability in Governance through Effective Media and Governance Dialogue Platforms. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of media organisations in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso to report more effectively on Governance, Transparency and Accountability issues. It also aims at empowering the media to become efficient platforms for citizens’-authorities’ engagement on governance issues.

Funding Information

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  • The funding support for the investigation project ranges from US$ 100 to US$ 1000.
  • The budget above US$ 1000 may be considered for special reports.


An Applicant must be a Journalist currently working with a recognised print, electronic and online media in Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants must fill the online application form available on the given website.

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