Africa-China Reporting Project accepts application for the Call for contributions: African health and agricultural development in 2020.

Africa-China Reporting Project online training and dissemination partner, the China Africa Project (CAP), and the Beijing-based development communications agency Diinsider are launching an exciting new multimedia initiative that will showcase key innovations, programmes and trends in the African health and agricultural development sectors.

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this 18-month project will engage scholars, practitioners, journalists and others to produce compelling stories that will be distributed to key stakeholders in China and to the CAP’s global audience of 1.3+ million social media followers.

The content produced for this initiative will be distributed internationally in English and then translated/adapted specifically for distribution in China.

  • CHINA AFRICA PROJECT: Every week, the CAP will publish a different multimedia asset (story, photo, video) for this initiative that will be distributed on its website, social media channels and included in its influential daily email newsletter. The CAP will also produce a monthly podcast that will highlight the work of editorial contributors and practitioners in the African health/agricultural sector to showcase best practices.
  • DIINSIDER: The Diinsider team will leverage the content produced for this initiative to distribute on various consumer-facing WeChat channels as well as to adapt the material for use in China-Africa health/agriculture seminars for Chinese media, government stakeholders and development practitioners.

Worth of Award

  • Funding will be provided at market rates for editorial content production depending on the scope of the proposal from the applicant.
  • The maximum amount available for a multi-part contribution is US$3,000.


We are looking for a wide array of storytellers and experts to participate in this initiative, women, young people and individuals from China and African countries are especially encouraged to submit ideas for funding.

  • RESEARCHERS/SCHOLARS/ANALYSTS: Thought leaders who study and do field research in the African health and agricultural sectors.
  • JOURNALISTS: Freelance reporters in Africa and around the world who regularly cover these topics.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS: Digital storytellers who understand how to tell compelling narratives on social media.
  • PRACTITIONERS: Individuals who work in African health and agricultural sectors and experience the day-to-day challenges and also recognize the exciting opportunities that come with change and innovation.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for funding to produce content for this initiative please submit the following to Dr. Cobus van Staden, The China Africa Project’s Director of Analysis and Research at [email protected]:

  • Brief letter of intent that summarizes your proposal and qualifications
  • CV, resume or link to up-to-date LinkedIn profile
  • Three samples of previous related work

Deadline: Funding will be allocated on a rolling basis.


Click here for more details and to apply

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