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Covering Road Safety in Uganda || Training for Journalists

Covering Road Safety in Uganda || Training for Journalists

Fully Funded
Country: Uganda
Feb 21 - Jan 30, 2022
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Call for applications from journalists in Uganda interested in covering road safety issues in the country.

Why Participate?

Uganda predominantly relies on the road to move goods and people. However, this dominant mode of transport is unsafe.

According to the Road Safety Performance Review: Uganda, a 2018 UN report, the country loses about 10 people every day in road traffic crashes, one of the highest levels in East Africa. The causes range from the poor condition of vehicles to poor road use.

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What will Happen in the Training?

The training will examine these issues, with particular focus on the key behavioural risk factors of speeding, drink-driving, and use of seatbelts as well as crash helmets.

The training consists of two core courses to take place in Kampala:

  1. The first course, a foundational one, will last five days from 21-25 February 2022.
  2. Second course, slated for May, is a follow-up workshop running for another five days.

The courses offer knowledge and skills modules within a context of holistic and comprehensive support to journalists. This support is through mentoring, study tours, coaching, access to sources, use of data, innovative use of digital and online databases, as well as interaction with peers, experts, policymakers, and oversight actors. The courses are interactive, practical, as well as participant-driven.

The conduction of this in-person training will be under strict observance of the SOPs as laid down by the government.

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Who Will Attend

This training is for journalists in Uganda working with media organisations, including online platforms. Freelance journalists are also free to apply.

Selected journalists will will have full sponsorship. They should commit to and complete all aspects of this residential training programme before, during, as well as after the courses.

Fifteen places are available, two of which are reserved for journalists based in Gulu.

Moreover, women journalists are especially encouraged to apply.

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How to Apply?

Fill this application form by close of business by the deadline. For inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

Moreover, note that those who attended the first cohort of the training should NOT apply.



Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Event Date21 February,2022 to 30 January,2022
Deadline03 February,2022
FieldRoad Safety Issues Journalist Training
Open toAfrican Journalists
OrganizerAfrican Centre for Media Excellence
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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