Leading Sanitation Organizations Launch Pan-African Media Fellowship
This week, the Communications, Advocacy & Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop (CAPOOP) group launched its first ever sanitation media fellowship.
On the side-lines of the 20th AfWA Congress, eight fellows from across Africa participated in a media training before participating and documenting key events during the Congress.
CAPOOP is an alliance of like-minded organizations committed to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations by 2030.
And with 1 in 3 Africans living without adequate sanitation facilities, it has become more important than ever to raise awareness on the need for inclusive and sustainable sanitation.
Given the low volume of high-quality, in-depth coverage of these issues, in August CAPOOP, led by Speak Up Africa launched a continent-wide sanitation media fellowship.
The media fellowship will educate journalists on opportunities and challenges and improve their access to the key news and updates relating to sanitation across Africa.
This will therefore increase their interest and capacity to write about these issues in the medium to long-term, improving quality and quantity of sanitation coverage.
Representing a broad range of influential media organizations and backgrounds, the following eight journalists were selected to participate in the programme.