Call For Applications: Innovators-in-Residence Program 2021-2022. The AKU GSMC Media Innovation Centre, together with its partners DW Akademie and Media Challenge Initiative (MCI) are looking for the brightest media minds from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to join the 2021-2022 Innovators-in-Residence program, a 12-month incubation and accelerator program that provides mentorship, training and coaching to media innovators in East Africa. Media Innovation Center wants to ensure innovators from both rural and urban areas get access to this program; and for this reason, this year’s cohort will include a special track for rural innovators.
Innovators-in-Residence Program aims to support innovators working on ideas that promote journalism in rural communities in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Specifically, it is looking for media solutions that improve access to information, public dialogue and participation for rural communities considering the great linguistic diversity, potentially low connectivity, limited access to professional news media and low literacy rates. Innovators working outside cities such as Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Kampala are highly encouraged to apply.
The 9 winning teams, 4 from Uganda, 4 from Tanzania and one from Kenya will join the programme for a period of 12 months and receive the following benefits to turn their ideas into successful products.
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|Type of Opportunity||Exchange Programs|
|Open to||People from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania|
|Organizer||Media Innovation Center|