Code for Africa announced its launching a $500,000 fund to offer technical support to Investigative and Data Journalism initiative dubbed impactAFRICA. Code for Africa is the first data-driven investigative journalism initiative operating in Africa.
The impactAFRICA fund will go towards supporting pioneering data journalism that focuses on development issues in public healthcare systems. The funds will be available to such journalism activities in these six countries in Africa; Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa.
Haji Mohammed Dawjee, the Manager at impactAFRICA, said, “We will help newsrooms use data and digital tools to produce the type of hard-hitting reportage and compelling storytelling that shapes public discourse and gets the attention of policymakers. This isn’t just journalism for the sake of journalism; we’re looking to change lives.”
impactAFRICA currently has first four calls for applications, which began on January 18. The deadline for submissions to these first four calls for applications is April 15.
On the first call for application, impactAFRICA will give successful applicants the technical and material support to the top 10 projects that will be shortlisted from the applications. Additionally, it will award the top …read more