Training for Ugandan Journalists on Population, Family Planning, and the Demographic Dividend
The National Population Council of Uganda (NPC Uganda) and Population Reference Bureau (PRB) are inviting applications for a high-level journalist training in Uganda on the Demographic Dividend. Journalists from all Media and at all levels are invited to apply. Successful applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in reporting on population, family planning, reproductive health, and related topics. Locally based (upcountry) journalists are encouraged to apply. The training is scheduled to take place in the third week of October 2021.
This training offers a unique opportunity for journalists to improve their ability to explain and report on the Demographic Dividend with the goal of sensitizing the public and decision makers on related issues and priorities. NPC Uganda will select ten (10) journalists to participate in the training. Successful participants from this group are eligible for reporting grants of up to US $ 500 to fund in-depth coverage of the training subject matter. This will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Topic-specific coaching and data will be provided to participants post-training to assist with story development.
The training will include interactive discussions between experts and journalists as well as presentation of detailed information and sound data around the training themes.
The training is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the PACE project, and will be led by NPC Uganda in collaboration with PRB.