Deadline: 11 November 2016
Applicants are invited to apply for impactAFRICA for the third round to support fund for data-driven storytelling. Run by Code for Africa, it offers $500,000 in grants and technical support for pioneering digital journalism that tackles development issues, such as public healthcare, in six African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
impactAFRICA will support projects that use data journalism and other digital storytelling techniques for in-depth reportage into hidden, neglected or under-reported development issues. Projects should propose innovative ways to use digital techniques for compelling storytelling with dramatically improved audience engagement, and should use data or other digital techniques to personalise or localise stories for improved relevance and maximum impact.
impactAFRICA seeks to help journalists improve the impact and reach of their reportage. One-off stories in single market publications / broadcasters have limited effect. Proposals for projects that entail a series of reports in multiple media outlets are therefore welcome.
The initiative is part of impactAFRICA, a $500,000 programme to provide support for pioneering African journalism that uses data or digital tools to tackle development issues, such as public healthcare, water, sanitation, the effects of air and water pollution on African communities, climate change, and other development issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
- impactAFRICA is open to applications from teams of journalists or news innovators from all across the world.
- impactAFRICA does not, however, support parachute journalism.
- All project teams should therefore include members from their target country, to ensure local context and local involvement in the storytelling.
- impactAFRICA also does not support window-dressing.
- Applicants should therefore ensure that all team members are integral to the project.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can fill application form given on the website.
For more information, please visit impactAFRICA.