Current status: impactAFRICA has now closed applications for round three

  • Published: March 3rd, 2016

impactAFRICA's second webinar will focus on early childhood growth and development, an important topic that includes issues of health, nutrition and education.

Webinar #2

Participants will discuss how journalists can use measurements of children's health and development to report on poverty and the negative, lasting impacts into adulthood.

The webinar will include information on evidence about the importance of early nutrition and stimulation for young children, the effectiveness of different approaches, and the programmes being studied to address these issues. Participants will have the opportunity to ask World Bank experts questions about childhood development issues.

When: Thursday, March 17 at 4pm SAST (link =
Experts: Leslie K. Elder, a World Bank Senior Nutrition Specialist in the Health, Nutrition and Population Group + Emanuela Galasso, a World Bank Senior Economist in the Development Research Group
Moderator: Brenda Wilson, former NPR health journalist and ICFJ Knight Fellow

About our webinars

In January 2016, Code for Africa and ICFJ launched the first round of a $500,000 story contest to support data-driven investigative reporting that sheds light on neglected or under-reported development topics in Africa. The project will initially target six key countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Code for Africa and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) 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 data-driven storytelling challenge.

This series of webinars will inform journalists about key development issues, provide reporting resources, and give participants the opportunity to ask questions. The webinars will feature global development experts from the World Bank. The webinars will also give viewers the opportunity to ask questions about their own story ideas.

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