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This online workshop is designed to equip African reporters with the skills to: Identify and write funding proposals for their journalism projects as freelancers or as staff reporters. Read and understand calls for funding and grants, and respond to the calls appropriately.Craft and design projects that are worth fundingMarshal reliable data and statistics to support the application. Sharpen the grammar and wordings that can hook the funders. Master the proposal formats used agencies that fund journalism assignments.The workshop has exercises designed to strengthen participants’ mastery of writing proposals that get funded. It is best suited for editors, journalists and freelance writers with little or no grant writing experience.Takeaways after the sessionAt the end Participants will: Get a copy of a guideline on how to answer portions of an actual grant proposal. Be part of a newsletter where we will send them grant funding opportunities from time to timeA session of one-on-one consultation where they will be guided to respond to a funding call of their choiceRegistration Fee: $20 Limited enrollment . Register Now!**Once paid, the link for access and class materials will be emailed to the participants. Kenyan participants can email on how they can pay through M-Pesa. For additional information, questions, or problems with registration, please email to About FacilitatorsVerah Okeyo is an award-winning global health reporter and editor. She has nine years' experience in the newsroom and has practised in East Africa, London and Newyork. She is also a journalism trainer with various organisations such as the Thomson Reuters Foundation. In the last four months alone, she had attracted more than USD 60,000 in grants for various journalism projects. She holds a masters degree in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.Bernard Mwinzi is an editor with over ten years in founding and running on large reporting projects. He is the founding editor of the Health and Science desk at Nation Media Group, East and Central Africa's largest media house. He has acted as the Managing Editor of weekend editions of the Nations in the same company. In both capacities, he interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in the health and science field, from government officials and researchers to health practitioners and various non-governmental organisations. Mwinzi has also been a mentor at the African Academy of Sciences, and other organisations that fund journalists in the continent.

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  • November 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ended
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How can reporters apply for grants and win them? Here is a workshop to equip them with skills and one on one coaching after the session .

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