U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Journalism Training – Connecting Media and Government

Deadline: 17 August 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has announced an open competition for non-governmental and non- profit organizations to submit applications to carry out a journalism training program entitled: Connecting Media and Government.

Each training will consist of two days, with the first day consisting of training on interview techniques for journalists and government officials (conducting and giving respectively) in separate groups. The second day would bring the participants of both groups together to conduct mock interviews and test their new skills.

In each training, up to 20 participants will be selected for each group. The project targets working journalists and any government official with the authority to speak to the press at the national or regional level.

Program Objectives

  • This program is a follow on to current project, “Supporting Professional Journalism in Ethiopia”. In feedback from the current project, journalists requested support for improving communication with government officials.
  • The program will bring international experts to hold side-by-side training for journalists and government officials in conducting interviews, followed by interactive practical sessions.
  • The goal is to increase the comfort of both journalists and government officials in interacting with each other professionally, and in the process to help the media fulfill its role as a bridge between the government and the public as Ethiopia embarks on an ambitious reform effort.
  • Successful proposals for this project should show a capacity to manage logistical planning, including the ability to locate and secure meeting spaces, refreshments, and lodging, as well as to facilitate the procurement of training materials and related services. Grant funds will cover these costs as well as administrative costs for successful grant applicants.

Funding Information

  • Award amounts: awards may reach a maximum of $44,500
  • Total available funding: $44,500

Eligible Applicants

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Media associations,
  • Nonprofit and or non-governmental organizations working in the area of media development and communication

How to Apply

Proposals must be sent at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.

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