The AKU GSMC Media Innovation Centre (MiC), together with its partner DW Akademie, is excited to expand its offers for media innovators and invites the best and brightest media minds from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to join our 2022 Media innovation Centre Community program.
The 12-month training program provides a unique training cycle for 30 media startups or individuals , designed to meet the needs of media enthusiasts, innovators and practitioners, mentorship engagements and the opportunity to gain a $1000 grant to further develop your public-interest media idea. Aligned to our flagship Innovator-in-Residence program, being part of the Innovator Community of the MiC gives members access to our one-of-a-kind network of media innovators in the region, and those that seek to support them.
Who is the programme aimed at / Who is eligible ? We want to support innovators working on new ideas that promote access to high-quality, public-interest journalism – particularly in rural areas in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
Specifically, we are looking for media solutions that improve access to information, public dialogue and participation for rural communities considering the great linguistic diversity, potentially low connectivity, limited access to professional news media and low literacy rates. Projects producing content in any East African language are welcome to apply – though applications must be submitted in English or Swahili.
The program is geared towards early-stage media start-ups, they could be team lead or an individual who are looking to pave their way in the media landscape. Both individuals and teams are eligible to apply. No formal registration is required.
IP / Media Ethics
Leadership Coach and Trainer
Grant Writing for Media Startups
Human Centred Design
Lean Journalism Canvas