Africa Digital for Development Journalism Competition in Estonia 2022

The Digital for Development Hub of the African Union and the European Union (AU-EU) is accepting proposals for the Africa Digital for Development (D4D) Journalism Competition in Estonia in 2022.

Africa Digital for Development Journalism Competition

All African journalists who utilize online media to report on the influence of digital technology on people’s lives throughout the African continent are eligible to enter the competition.

As well as the policies that are required to harvest their advantages for long-term, equitable development.

It’s looking for high-quality, in-depth pieces that help increase awareness.

That is, there is a greater understanding of the significance of creating a digital economy and society that does not leave anybody behind.

Worth of Award

The winner will be asked to go to Estonia to attend the e-Governance Conference with the AU-EU D4D Hub delegation.

The AU-EU D4D Hub initiative will pay the following costs:

  • Round-trip economy class ticket from the nation of origin to Tallinn through the shortest route
  • Tourist visa fees
  • Mandatory COVID-19 tests
  • Accommodation (for three days)
  • Allowance to cover meals and local transport
  • Ticket to enter the conference (for three days)

Africa Digital for Development Journalism Competition Requirement

To participate in the competition, journalists are invited to send an in-depth article or reportage on one of the following subjects:

  • Connectivity: Opportunities and challenges to increase internet coverage across the continent and close the urban-rural divide.
  • Digital skills: Innovative solutions for the African population including youth and women. Solutions that build the skills and expertise needed to access jobs and participate in the digital economy.
  • Digital entrepreneurship: How to support local digital entrepreneurship ecosystems for internet-enabled businesses to grow, create jobs, and contribute to sustainable development.
  • e-Governance: Opportunities and challenges for governments to offer online services to the population.
  • e-Commerce: Potential and barriers to online trading of goods and services, including across borders.
  • Digital financial services: Measures to improve access to online banking, including payments, credit, savings, remittances, and insurance.
  • Cyber security: How to tackle digital threats and malicious cyber activities and reduce vulnerabilities.
  • Privacy and data protection: How to strengthen a rights-based approach to internet users’ privacy and data protection.

How to Apply for Africa Digital for Development Journalism Competition

All applications for the Africa Digital for Development (D4D) Journalism Competition should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The deadline to participate is February 28, 2022

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