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African Press Organization (APO) Travel Scholarship for African Journalists/Bloggers 2017 – Dubai

APO is giving away a fully paid trip for one African journalist and/or blogger to cover the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai April 2 to 4, 2017

Application Deadline: 31st January 2017.

The winner will be announced on 6th February 2017.

Eligible Countries: African country

To be taken at (country): Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

About the Award: APO, the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, will award one African journalist with a round trip ticket and accommodation to cover the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) – one of the world’s largest events for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Each year APO offers journalists the opportunity to attend major events such as the African Development Bank Annual Meeting and AfricaCom as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa.

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is one of the most celebrated conferences and exhibitions in the world, and links top Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) investors, experts and practitioners in the world. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the theme of the 7th edition of AIM will be “International Investment, the Path to Competitiveness and Development”.

The 2017 edition of AIM expects to welcome more than 15,000 participants, heads of states and governments, businessmen and investors from over 140 countries across the globe. According to the World Investment Report 2016, Global FDI flows rose by 38 per cent to $1.76 trillion in 2015, the highest level since the global economic and financial crisis of 2008–2009.

Type: Grant

Eligibility: Contestants must be journalists and/or bloggers following APO on Twitter.

Number of Awardees: 1

Value of Scholarship:  The selected journalist will receive airfare and accommodation.

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of programme

How to Apply: APPLY NOW to win the invitation: http://www.APO.af/WIN

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: African Press Organization (APO)

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