AU Watch

Call For Entries: Africa Journalism Awards On Agenda 2063

AUWatch and a consortium of five civil society organisations working to advance the implementation of the Agenda 2063 is calling for entries fromjournalists and the general public for the ‘Journalism Awards on the Agenda 2063’ Program of the AU.

The Award is an initiative to recognise and honour media organisations and journalists in Africa who have been working on any area of Agenda 2063 and are advancing the course of the Agenda 2063in their countries and or around the continent.

An applicant of the Awards must be a citizen of AU Member States and must be working with a media organisation (print, electronic, online) in Anglophone, Francophone or Luscophone AU Member State. An entry for the Awards must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2020 and August 16, 2020.

The Awards will honour outstanding stories that focus on the following thematic areas:

  • Any of the 7 Aspirations of Agenda 2063
  • Transparency&Accountability of the Agenda 2063 program
  • Inclusion and participation of the youth in Agenda 2063
  • Inclusion and participation of the Elderly in Agenda 2063
  • Inclusion and participation of disabled people in Agenda 2063

The deadline for the submission of the entries is on August 16, 2019 at 17.00 GMT. Finalists for the Journalism Awards on Agenda 2063 will be announced on October 1, 2020.

Interested applicants should upload published works via the entry form. The entry should be an original work published through a media outlet in Africa and must show date of publication/broadcast and the medium in which the work was published. Applicants may submit entries to a maximum of two thematic areas. For each thematic area, a maximum of two entries is permitted.

Finalists for the Awards will be hosted at a ceremony by AU Watch in Banjul, The Gambia during the bi-annual session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.

The competitive awards scheme forms part of activities under AU Watch’s ‘The Africa We Want’ project.

For more information, visit www.au-watch.org or email us at [email protected] or call our Agenda 2063 unit on +220788 138.

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