Deadline: October 25, 2019
The East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants 2019 is open for applications. Internews Earth Journalism Network’s project on Wildlife and Conservation journalism is looking for a subgrantee to co-run its activities in a selected East African country. This is an exciting grant opportunity for environmental, conservation or science-based journalism organisations working to improve wildlife and conservation coverage reporting in Kenya Uganda and Tanzania.
This open Request for Applications, Internews invites environmental, conservation or science-based journalism organizations and associations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to apply for grants to work with African journalists to improve and increase wildlife and conservation coverage in the media.
Internews is an international media development organization headquartered in Washington DC, United States, with a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Internews initially developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in 2004 to enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. They are now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In their mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports. EJN also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don’t exist and build their capacity where they do.
The grant will cover activities over the course of one year for a maximum of US$10,000.
- Earth Journalism Network is seeking proposals for creative and effective ways to empower East African journalists to tell wildlife and conservations stories, investigate wildlife crime and highlight community and technological interventions that have proved to help solve these pressing problems.
- The proposed activities should include, but not be limited to: capacity building, such as knowledge sharing, network development, training to enhance journalism skills or data reporting tools; issuing travel/reporting grants to journalists; and holding media roundtables/workshops. The proposal must also have a strong component on digital media and solutions-based journalism.
Applicants must provide a detailed description of their organization as well as the project, specifying its objectives, activities, timeline and projected results. They must describe which geographic areas their activities will cover. They must also provide a budget (a template is available to download in the application form).
Lastly, applicants should demonstrate their technical capacity to implement the grant project, as well as the financial and administrative systems they have in place to manage the grant funds. Applicants should be prepared to initiate project activities immediately.
For more information, visit Internews EJN.
Banner image: Elephants in Amboseli near Kilimanjaro / Credit: Kiundu Waweru.