Code for Africa Data Journalism Fellowships for Female African Data Scientists in 2021

Code for Africa in partnership with WACC launches the GMMP WanaData Fellowship for Female African Data Scientists, Journalists, and Technologists in 2021.

WanaData is a pan-African network of women data scientists, journalists, and technologists working to change the digital landscape by producing and promoting data-driven projects while applying digital technologies in storytelling. Founded in 2017 as an initiative of Code for Africa, a pan-African impact accelerator, the network is now in nine cities on the continent, with 90 women using journalism, technology, and data science for social good.

The primary aim of WanaData is to turbo boost networks of African women by deepening their expertise in tech, data science, and journalism and connecting them with experts and thought leaders from the continent and beyond. It also amplifies women’s voices and provides opportunities to fast-track their careers.

Worth of Award

  • The fellowship will award a total of ~6,000 USD.
  • Each fellow would receive bi-monthly training and mentorship sessions by CfA’s data analysts and trainers.
  • Fellows will publish their findings with local media partners across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and South Africa.
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You must be

  • an established journalist or digital storyteller (such as a blogger or social media content creator) with a minimum one-year track record in journalism and reportage.
  • based in any of these countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa.
  • fluent in English.
  • affiliated with a media partner, as such, you must publish/broadcast your work in mainstream media.

How to Apply

All applications for the GMMP WanaData Fellowship should be made online via the official website.

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Deadline: The window for applications closes on November 12.


Click here for more details and to apply