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WAN-IFRA African Media Grants 2021: Climate Change & Environmental Reporting

WAN-IFRA African Media Grants 2021: Climate Change & Environmental Reporting:  Applications are open for the WAN-IFRA African Media Grants 2021. WAN-IFRA Media Freedom invites African media organisations to apply for a grant of $10,000 USD to assist newsrooms in telling the story of climate change.

WAN-IFRA’s Climate Change and Environmental Reporting grants are designed to aid newsrooms across Africa in tackling storytelling that:

  • Demonstrates clear relevance to local communities.
  • Addresses the big issues, highlights the underreported stories, or exposes new angles.
  • Showcases innovative solutions that have impact.
  • Promotes efforts towards positive change and shows people how they can take action.
  • Explores innovative storytelling formats to reach and engage audiences.
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WAN-IFRA African Media Grants 2021: Climate Change & Environmental Reporting.


  • Newsrooms can apply for up to $10,000 USD. Only successful applicants will be contacted and they will have 10 weeks to complete their project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to news media outlets from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Any professional news media outlet may apply for a grant to support their efforts to bring climate change and environmental reporting to their audiences.
  • All formats, including multi-format storytelling, will be considered.
  • Content can be produced in any language, but must also be available in English.
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How to Apply for WAN-IFRA African Media Grants

WAN-IFRA Media Freedom will ask for copies of all work produced under the grant agreement and will showcase this work across its digital platforms.

Click here to apply

Deadline: October 24, 2021

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