About the fellowship
Africa Women Journalism Project is dedicated to strengthening the voices of women journalists and driving coverage of under-reported gender, health and development issues that affect marginalised groups. AWJP provides women in African media with the knowledge, skills and support network they require to drive journalism that sheds light on gender, health and development issues impacting women and other marginalised groups.We offer training and support to improve the skills of African women journalists and to help them develop their careers and take up leadership positions in the newsroom. With a network in 5 countries, (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), AWJP provides members with opportunities to work collaboratively on cross-border journalism projects that will change the African narrative by providing more diverse and inclusive content. AWJP is founded by ICFJ Knight fellow Catherine Gicheru, a veteran journalist and pioneering Kenyan editor. She served as the first female editor at the Nation Media Group and was the founding managing editor of The Star newspaper in Nairobi. AWJP was launched in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).