The Haller Prize 2016- Award For Excellence in Development Journalism

The Haller Prize 2016- Award For Excellence in Development Journalism

Deadline: September 16, 2016

Are you a sub Saharan African national? Are you resident in the region? Do you have views on development that you would like to share? Are you particularly interested in how technology can empower people? Are you an investigative journalist or interested in pursuing a career in this field?

Did you answer “yes” to all or some of the above? If so, then submit an application for the 2016 Haller Prize for Development Journalism.

Haller Prize

The Haller Prize for Development Journalism was created in order to promote African-led discussions around development. The continent is changing and as issues facing the developing world grow more complex, journalism has become a critical medium in which to throw light on them and chronicle real change. The Haller Prize will be awarded to a writer able to explore insightfully the challenges and opportunities of digital technology in the development sector.

Entrants must write an article, in English and of 1,000 words or less, about an aspect of development in sub-Saharan Africa. 

This year’s theme: How best can digital technology empower development in sub-Saharan Africa? And where are the challenges?”


  • The Prize is open to all sub-Saharan African nationals (over the age of 18) who are resident in the region.
  • Employees, volunteers, representatives or other agencies of the Haller Foundation (HF), their family members or anyone else connected to the Competition are ineligible


  • 1st Prize GBP 3000,
  • 2nd Prize GBP 1000 and
  • 3rd Prize GBP 500

The Prizewinners will be announced on Thursday 17th November 2016 through a virtual Prize ceremony and here on our website.

To apply, and for more information, please email [email protected]

For more information, visit Haller Prize.