Latest news on the impactAFRICA journalism initiative
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.