Internews Earth Journalism Network’s project on Wildlife and Conservation journalism is looking for a subgrantee to co-run its activities in a selected country in East Africa.
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. It has incubated hundreds of sustainable media organizations as well as bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals and citizens. It has also helped them reach millions of people with quality, local information.
This work comes at a time when global biodiversity is facing severe threats from environmental change and degradation. Further, 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.
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.
The Wildlife Journalism grant will cover activities of the journalists over the course of one year. Further, the journalists will receive funding a maximum of US$10,000 to support their works.
Internews is seeking proposals for creative and effective ways to empower East African journalists to tell wildlife and conservation stories. Further, the journalists will investigate wildlife crime and highlight community and technological interventions that have proved to help solve these pressing problems.
Journalists applying for the grant should propose activities along the line of capacity building. This may include knowledge sharing, network development, training to enhance journalism skills or data reporting tools; issuing travel/reporting grants to journalists; and holding media roundtables/workshops. The proposal must also have a strong component of digital media and solutions-based journalism.
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.
Journalists can submit the online application for the Wildlife Journalism Grants. 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 may require to initiate project activities immediately.
Internews accepts the application for the East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants until 25 October 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the grants.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Country||Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania|
|Open to||Selected Nationalities|
|Organizer||Internews Earth Journalism Network|