Current status: impactAFRICA has now closed applications for round three

Latest competition news and press releases

Latest news on the impactAFRICA journalism initiative

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  1. impactAFRICA announces 13 investigative data journalism grant winners for its second round

    Thirteen investigative data journalism projects that tackle African development challenges will jointly receive $100,000 in reporting grants along with additional editorial and technology support as part of impactAFRICA’s second cohort of grantees.

    By Haji Mohamed Dawjee | January 30th, 2017 | Press Release
  2. African data journalism fund launches new contest for stories on gender equality and the challenges women face in accessing health care and services

    ​Journalists in six African countries -- South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria -- can win a fully paid study tour to major United States newsrooms as part of a new impactAFRICA reporting contest. impactAFRICA is seeking stories that shed light on the challenges women and girls face in accessing health care and health services, and solutions to improve the quality of life for them and their families.

    By Haji Mohamed Dawjee | November 21st, 2016 | Press Release
  3. Investigations into Nigeria’s water crisis and illegal fishing in South Africa win impactAFRICA contest

    ​Groundbreaking investigations into illegal fishing off South Africa’s coast and challenges around access to drinking water in Nigeria were selected as the winning stories of the water and sanitation round of the impactAFRICA data journalism initiative. The three winning journalists will receive an all-expenses paid study tours to major newsrooms in the United States, as part of the impactAFRICA data journalism initiative.

    By Haji Mohamed Dawjee | November 14th, 2016 | Press Release
  4. Reporting on Education: Giving journalists the knowledge and data to cover major education concerns in their countries

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Code for Africa are partnering with the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) to present monthly online webinars for those interested in applying to our impactAFRICA challenge.

    By Haji Mohamed Dawjee | October 20th, 2016 | Webinars and training
  5. impactAFRICA announces 8 data journalism grant winners

    Eight investigative data journalism grantees will receive funds for reporting on African development challenges with additional editorial and technology support as part of impactAFRICA’s first cohort of grantees.

    By Haji Mohamed Dawjee | October 13th, 2016 | Press Release
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