Africa-China Reporting Project offers workshop, grants [Worldwide]

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Specialized Topics

Journalists interested in digital identity, data and technology in Africa can apply for this program. 

The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism, with support from Omidyar Network, has launched a program that includes a workshop and a grant to investigate issues related to digital identification in the African context.

Selected journalists will receive up to US$1,000 and participate in the Digital Identity Training Workshop and the Civic Tech Innovation Forum during the week of Oct. 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Candidates must submit an Africa-focused proposal.  Potential issues to be investigated include government-issued IDs; private sector data practices; governance, regulations, transparency and accountability; technology innovations and startup companies;  foreign partnerships and investors; and more. 

The deadline is Sept. 20.