This year, we ran programmes focused on engaging young journalists across Africa, in partnership with HiVOS. We realised that one of these programmes failed to connect with and engage with young women in the way we planned. This programme’s engagement saw more men moving on to the application phase.
Since then, we’ve learned a lot about the gender inequalities existing in the field of journalism and environmental journalism in Africa and we’d like to present the results of an independent assessment to you.
Join us as we host an open webinar to highlight the challenges facing female journalists across Africa, with a focus on young journalists who want to cover energy and environmental issues.
You will hear directly from young African women on the challenges unique to their countries and industry, learn some of the common challenges for young women seeking to get into environmental journalism, gain deeper insight into the unique journeys of young women who have overcome some of these challenges, and much more!
First row (left to right):
– Moneera Yassien, Women’s Rights Researcher, Sudan
– Precious Shola Mwamulima, Development Economist, Mandela Washington Fellow, Climate Action Scholar and Gender Advocate, Zambia
– Janet Njunge, Former CT Fellow and Journalist now Chevening Scholar, Kenya
– Nesia Mhaka Nesia, Journalist at the Herald + AllAfrica.com, Zimbabwe
Second row( left to right):
– Lydia Nyawira, The Standard Media Group Correspondent, Kenya
– Diana Taremwa Karakire, Freelance Journalist + 1 of 2 female Graduates of CT’s SEforALL energy fellowship, Uganda
– Jennifer Ugwa, Journalist at the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and 1 of 2 female Graduates of CT’s SEforALL energy fellowship, Nigeria
See you there!