Grants available for stories on strategic water resources [East Africa]

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.

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Author: Norice Emmanuel

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