U.S. Embassy in Zambia: PAS Annual Program Statement for Press Training

Deadline: 1 August 2019

The U.S. Embassy to Zambia Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program for journalism training programs.

The U.S. Embassy invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Zambia and highlights shared values. All programs must include an American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives on democracy, good governance and human rights.

Priority Program Areas

  • Transparency and accountability in government service delivery increased through a strong and vibrant media.
  • Strengthening Zambia’s media by providing journalists with investigative and analytical skills;
  • Strengthen newsroom management skills;
  • Reinforcing journalism training to include non- journalists who work in media to raise journalism professional standards and strengthen the media environment in Zambia;
  • Strengthen governance and accountability by raising journalists’ awareness of public resource management through media workshops, discussion fora, and speaker programs;
  • Improve dialogue about press freedom and raise awareness of freedom for the press.

Participants and Audiences

  • Media trainers and experts;
  • Journalists including non-journalists working in a media environment;
  • General public.

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: 12 months
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $20,000

Eligible Applicants

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from Zambian:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience;
    • Non-profit, non-government media organizations.
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2QdYU2q

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