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GMMP WanaData Fellowship 2021 for Women Data Journalists

Applications for GMMP WanaData Fellowship 2021 are now open for Women Data Journalists

When is the Application Deadline:

12th November 2021

Tell Me About GMMP WanaData Fellowship:

Given the findings of the GMMP 2020 report which highlights amongst many things the invisibility of women as news reporters, and the underrepresentation of gender and related stories in mainstream media, Code for Africa has partnered with WACC to launch a WanaData fellowship that provides funding for journalists to research and amplify the findings of the report.

This fellowship will be announced during the prestigious AIJC 2021 conference and is targeted at engaging women in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa for the research. The fellows will use additional data from these countries to explore the potentials of women representation in the media including key challenges, barriers and opportunities. Stories produced will further showcase the implications of possible action points that can address these gaps.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply?

Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • You must be an established journalist or digital storyteller (such as a blogger or social media content creator) with a minimum one year track-record in journalism and reportage.
  • You must be based in any of these countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa.
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • You must be affiliated with a media partner, as such you must publish/broadcast your work in mainstream media.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Up 6 fellows will be awarded

What is the Benefit of GMMP WanaData Fellowship?

  • Award Amount: The fellowship will award a total of ~6,000 USD
  • Fellowship support: Each fellow would receive bi-monthly training and mentorship sessions by CfA’s data analysts and trainers
  • Publishing and dissemination of findings: Fellows will publish their findings with local media partners across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Africa.

How to Apply for GMMP WanaData Fellowship:

Complete this form to apply for the fellowship.

Visit GMMP WanaData Fellowship Webpage for Details

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