2020 WIN Africa Accelerator for women journalists from sub-Saharan Africa

Application Deadline: December 15th 2019

The WIN Accelerator is an intensive, 9-month long career and leadership programme for journalists and editors. The programme accepts 100-150 applicants, annually.  

WAN-IFRA is pleased to invite women journalists from sub-Saharan Africa to apply to the WIN Accelerator, Women in News’ flagship leadership development programme.

Applicants must have 2-3 years management experience and be working in the media sector (This includes print or digital newspapers, radio and, in some cases, broadcast). 

Journalists from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe may apply for the 2020 programme. 


Successful applicants to the WIN Accelerator programme benefit  from the  following:

▪       Certified media management training delivered by regional 

and global experts  drawn from the WIN and WAN-IFRA extended community (80 hours)

Method: Delivered online or in-person during offsite training held nationally or regionally

▪       Professional skills training (15 hours)

Method: Delivered during national gatherings as well as online

▪       Gender balance and sexual harassment training (9 hours)

Method: Delivered during national gatherings or in-house

▪       1-1 coaching to create a 3-to-5 year career roadmap (8 hours)

Method: Coach and mentee meet individually on five occasions

▪       Facilitated group mentoring with peers (4-6 hours)

Method: Delivered during national gatherings

▪       Experience in mentoring future media leaders

and young professionals (6-8 hours)

Method: Delivered in university classrooms or at national gatherings

▪       Media exchanges* (3-4 days)

Method: Participants are hosted by their peers media organizations in neighbouring markets

▪       Job and support networks, both national and regional

Method: Virtual networks connect women via Facebook, WhatsApp and LinkedIn.

Participants connect in person at national gatherings, regional summits and other events

There are two steps to complete your application:

1. Complete the following application form here, ordownloadtheWordversion here.

2. Have your direct manager complete the nomination form here, ordownloadtheWordversion here.

Please note: both forms must be completed in order for your application to be considered complete.

If you are using the Word version of the application and nomination forms, please send the completed forms to [email protected].

Please write the country which you are applying from in the subject line of the email.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020 WIN Africa Accelerator


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