impactAFRICA Investigative Data-Driven Journalism Grants ($500,000 for Winners)

impactAFRICA Investigative Data-Driven Journalism Grants ($500,000 for Winners)

Deadline: November 11, 2016

Africa’s largest fund for data-driven investigative storytelling launches its call for proposals today, seeking investigative story pitches by journalists in six countries. The initiative is to provide support for pioneering African journalism that uses data or digital tools to tackle development issues, such as public healthcare, water, sanitation, the effects of air and water pollution on African communities, climate change, and other development issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The initiative is run through a partnership between Code for Africa (CfAfrica) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).


impactAFRICA offers incentives that include cash prizes, mentoring, tech support as well as syndication support

  • $500,000 in support for finalists and winners


  • Open to journalists with digital storytelling ideas that go beyond ordinary reporting to expose new or under-reported issues in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Application Process

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For more information, visit Investigative Data-Driven Journalism Grants.