Journalists in the Nile Basin countries are eligible for an investigative story grant.
InfoNile and MiCT/The Niles are accepting proposals for investigative multimedia journalism stories relevant to and/or impacted by the Nile Basin Initiative’s (NBI) Strategic Water Resources Analysis and linking them with basin-wide datasets and projected trends.
Examples of stories that can be covered integrating data and information from the analysis include: farmers working to improve irrigation efficiency; desalination projects; increasing the use of rain-fed agriculture; utilizing the Nile for navigation/trade purposes; regional economic optimization on the ground; preserving environmental flows for ecosystems; among others.
Interested journalists must submit a proposal outlining a story idea and include a budget of not more than US$800.
Individual journalists can apply, but collaborations between journalists from different media houses are encouraged.
The deadline is April 15.