Internews East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants in 2019 (Worth US$10,000)

Internews Earth Journalism Network’s project on Wildlife and Conservation journalism invites applications for a subgrantee to co-run its activities in a selected East African country in 2019.

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.

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.

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

Worth of Award

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

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  • They’re seeking proposals for creative and effective ways to empower East African journalists to tell wildlife and conservations stories, investigate wildlife crime and highlight community and technological interventions that have proved to help solve these pressing problems.
  • The proposed activities should include, but not be limited to: capacity building, such as 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 on digital media and solutions-based journalism.

How to Apply

Applications are done online via their website. See link below.

  • Click on the Apply Now button on the top right of the page.
  • 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.
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Deadline: Applications for Wildlife Journalism Media Grants close on October 25, 2019.


Click here for more details and to apply