Call Opens for Applications for Africa D4D Journalism Competition


The African Union – European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub is calling on digital journalists from Africa to apply for the Africa Digital for Development (D4D) Journalism Competition.

The competition seeks for entries from African journalists who use online media to report on the impact of digital technologies on people’s lives across the African continent, and the policies needed to reap their benefits for sustainable and inclusive development.

The organisers are looking for high-quality and in-depth stories that contribute to raise awareness on the importance of building a digital economy and society that leaves no one behind.

Interested journalists are expected to send an in-depth article or reportage on any of the following subjects:

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

The winner will be invited to join the delegation of the AU-EU D4D Hub that will travel to Estonia to attend the e-Governance Conference, to be held on May 10-12, 2022.

The costs to be covered by the AU-EU D4D Hub project for winners include: economy-class round-ticket from country of origin to Tallinn through the most direct 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). The winning entry and two other finalists will receive a certificate.

Entries close on 28 February, 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit: