ImpactAFRICA offers $500,000 for pioneering data journalism + innovative reporting that tackles development issues , such as public healthcare, in six African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
Submission deadline for round one of impactAFRICA is 15 April 2016.
Africa’s first data-driven investigative journalism initiative launches today with $500,000 in grants and technical support for reportage that changes lives. The initiative grows out of a partnership between CfAfrica and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). A consortium of donors led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank and CFI Media Cooperation.
“This initiative will help African journalists leapfrog many of the obstacles facing their newsrooms, by taking advantage of new technologies and by drawing on the continent’s best digital strategists,” says Mohamed Dawjee. “It will also help African journalists set new benchmarks for investigative reporting, strengthening scrutiny on issues that affect the health and wellbeing of African citizens.”