Internews Earth Journalism East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants 2019

Application Deadline: 25 October 2019, EAT

Internews Earth Journalism Network’s project on Wildlife and Conservation journalism is looking for a subgrantee to co-run its activities in a selected East African country.

Internews is an international media development organization headquartered in Washington DC, United States, with a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.  For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have incubated hundreds of sustainable media organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals and citizens, and helped them reach millions of people with quality, local information. 

With joint funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is running a two-year project to improve media coverage of wildlife and conservation issues in East Africa.

Requirements:

This work comes at a time when global biodiversity is facing severe threats from environmental change and degradation, and an increase in poaching has allowed the illegal wildlife trade to thrive. These threats are particularly severe in parts of Africa native to species, such as elephants, rhinos and pangolins, that are in high demand for their meat or parts.

Through this open Request for Applications, Internews invites environmental, conservation or science-based journalism organizations and associations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to apply for grants to work with African journalists to improve and increase wildlife and conservation coverage in the media.

The grant will cover activities over the course of one year for a maximum of US$10,000. 

How to Apply

Applicants must provide a detailed description of their organization as well as the project, specifying its objectives, activities, timeline and projected results. They must describe which geographic areas their activities will cover. They must also provide a budget (a template is available to download in the application form).

Lastly, applicants should demonstrate their technical capacity to implement the grant project, as well as the financial and administrative systems they have in place to manage the grant funds. Applicants should be prepared to initiate project activities immediately.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants 2019

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