Call for Applications for African Journalists and Media Trainers
Africa has the highest road traffic fatality rate in the world. Over 800 people are killed in road crashes every day, more than half of them vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. It’s a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. It’s also a huge story that needs to be told.
The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with Science Africa, is hosting a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24th-26th October 2022. The goal is to equip journalists to report on key road safety issues and to prepare them to train others on this crucial topic.
Applications from journalists and media trainers from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania will be prioritised. After the training, participants may apply for grants to support either reporting or training on road safety.
The WHO Road Safety Reporting Initiative aims to help journalists tell more and better stories that help reduce deaths from crashes on the roads. In partnership with leading journalists’ networks and partners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, the initiative offers training and mentoring for journalists, as well as resources, data, contacts and links to key resources.
The deadline for submission of the applications is 28th September 2022.
To be considered for the workshop, please fill the online application form below