DNDi Scientific Journalism Workshop for Africans

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is pleased to invite applications for the DNDi Scientific Journalism Workshop. This program is only open to individuals from the African countries states below. The deadline is 17 August 2018.

Program Description
This is a three-day, all-expense paid media workshop to help reporters and editors from East, Central, and Southern Africa to better understand neglected diseases in the region and grasp the science behind efforts to develop drugs for these diseases. The workshop will allow participants to:

  • Learn more about science journalism and sharpen their skills
  • Learn more about research and development (R&D) in Africa and better grasp the ins and outs of clinical trials/research
  • Broaden their knowledge of neglected tropical diseases, including emerging threats such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Build a network of valued sources in clinical research in the region.

Award Value
No information.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in journalism fields.

Place of Study
In Kampala, Uganda.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Professional Science/health Journalists working in broadcast, print, and online media may apply.
  • Applicants can be either full-time journalists or freelancers.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of four years of professional experience of covering health and science.
  • Proven experience or personal motivation for reporting on science and R&D for neglected diseases.
  • Journalists working in both English and French media are welcome to apply since we will have English – French translation during the workshop.

Applicants’ Nationality
The citizens of these countries may apply: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon and Zimbabwe.

Application Instruction
See the link below.

Submission Deadline
17 August 2018.

Website and Application Link

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