Open call for applications – Africa Data Hub (ADH) Community ‘Climate’ Journalism Fellowship. This fellowship programme will support community journalists with grants, capacity development, and tools to produce data-driven and evidence-based reports on the selected theme. These reports will chart insights towards proper resource planning, emergency planning, policy change, effective public service delivery, grassroots development, and improvement of the quality of life.
The programme will prioritize stories deep-diving into community health challenges related to climate change, climate disaster, flooding, unusual river, and dam overflow, as they affect local communities and women and girls especially.
The fellows will participate in a hands-on capacity building Bootcamp that will provide training on climate reporting, data storytelling, and mapping techniques. Journalists will also learn how to source, analyze and visualize data in engaging and compelling ways.
The fellowship will provide a grant sum for each fellow to support their reports. Published reports from fellows will be remade into short video documentaries.
The fellows will also receive advice from mentors to improve their reporting and access to the entire ADH Community. The fellowship will provide additional editorial and technical support such as data research and analysis, data visualizations, infographics, and mapping for the stories produced by the fellows.
>> All pitches must be no more than 250 words.
The pitch should highlight the key issue you want to focus on, why it is relevant to the programme, and the extent to which it is under-reported.
>> Applicants are expected to pitch to develop stories in the communities in the states where they reside or a close neighboring community.
>> Applicants are expected to participate in the two weeks Data Journalism Bootcamp online. Dates will be communicated.
>> Indicate why you are the right person to report it and the access you already have. Include a letter or email from the editor of a publication who is interested in publishing your story.
Interested applicants should visit the Africa Data Hub Application Portal to apply.
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