Deadline: 20 May 2017
InfoCongo is currently inviting journalists, designers, developers, cartographers and data experts to submit a proposal for its Stories, Maps and Data Visualization Grants in order to support stories and visuals that reveal and illuminate pressing issues in the Congo Basin.
Proposals should focus on the production of one or more story, map or data visualization element.
- Illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources in the Congo Basin;
- The cost of human conflicts on forest and conservation;
- Climate change and forest-related stories;
- The social and environmental costs and benefits of specific national and regional development projects such as dams, mines, industrial zones, ports, oil and gas projects, roadways and economic land and forestry concessions;
- Environmental Impact Assessments and responsible investment policy and practice, and other social and environmental safeguards;
- Positive stories highlighting best practices for regional development projects, policies or practice.
The fund offers small grants ranging from $500 to $1,500.
- Graphic designers, mapmakers, videographer and photographers are also welcome to apply, provided they can show examples of past work. Ideally, applicants should be based in a Congo Basin country and/or demonstrate that the impact of the story on their audience will positively influence development in the Congo region.
- The Fund welcomes from independent journalists and also from established (small and big) media outlets.
- Proposals must indicate an outlet in which the applicant plans to publish.
- These outlets are free to air or publish the material first, so long as they agree to joint publication on InfoCongo.org and the Earth Journalism Network website. If selected, a signed agreement will require commitment from the media outlet to publish or broadcast the story, assuming it meets editorial standards.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
For more information, please visit InfoCongo.