African Union Media Fellowship Program is a transformative platform to shape the African story and create a more accurate representation of Africa’s progress and opportunities using emerging digital technologies as a key tool for communication and engagement that will enable the continent to achieve the vision and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063.
The AU Media Fellowship project is supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
More scholarship opportunities are ongoing in countries across Europe, the United States and Canada. Check out some selected opportunities below:
To ensure Africa is at the forefront of defining and telling its own narrative to African and global audiences, the Information and Communication Directorate (ICD) of the African Union (AU) launched the AU Media Fellowship.
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).
The main objectives of the OAU were to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonisation and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity amongst African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation
To be considered for the program, you must be an:
- African media professionals passionate about promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies in various media forms.
2O23 ONGOING SCHOLARSHIPS
Duration and Reward
- Certified training from renowned partners and media training institutions
- Grants that support the creation of in-depth stories and e-books that compile all of these stories.
- Access to AU senior leadership, high level AU meetings, summits and events; as well as policymakers and AU development partners
- Exclusive Masterclass with industry professionals
- Support from experienced mentors and institutions and participation in key events with media industry professionals.
- International and continental study tours
- Access to AU Media Fellowship Alumni network
Interview date, Process and Venue for AU Media Fellowship Program
The Fellowship is 12-month long programme, scheduled to begin in August 2023.
- August – December 2023 : Following final selection and acceptance into the programme, Fellows will attend virtual induction sessions, on-boarding training and embark on the first study tour. During this period the Fellows are expected to work on their pitch stories and also participate in mandatory online certified trainings (Self-selection) and master classes from industry experts.
- January – March 2024 : Fellows will attend the second study tour as well as benefit from in-person training and one-on-one mentorship and also participate in mandatory online certified training (Self-selection) and master classes from industry experts. Fellows will be also be invited to attend the Annual African Union Summit in February 2024 where they can have exclusive access to engage with senior African leadership and invited international participants attending the AU Summit. .
- April – June 2024 : Fellows will embark on the final study tour and continue to benefit from training and best practice sessions.
- July 2024 : Fellows will present final stories, receive certificates and participate in closing ceremonies / sessions
Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link.