Call for Applications: Covering Road Safety — Training for Journalists in Uganda
According to the Police Annual Crime Report 2020, Uganda loses about 10 people every day in road traffic crashes, one of the highest in East Africa. The causes include poor condition of vehicles/roads, poor enforcement of road safety measures, and poor road use, including speeding.
The training will examine these issues, with a particular focus on the key behavioural risk factors of speeding, drink-driving, and the use of seatbelts and crash helmets.
The training consists of two core courses to take place in Kampala. The first course, a foundational one, will last five days — from 20-24 March 2023. The second course, slated for June, is a follow-up workshop running for another five days.
The courses offer knowledge and skills modules within a context of holistic and comprehensive support to journalists. This support is through mentoring, study tours, coaching, access to sources, use of data, innovative use of digital and online databases, as well as interaction with peers, experts, policymakers, and oversight actors. The courses are interactive, practical, and participant-driven.
The in-person training will be conducted under strict observance of the SOPs as laid down by the government.
- This call is intended for journalists in Uganda working with media organisations, including online platforms. Freelance journalists are free to apply.
- Selected journalists will be fully sponsored and required to commit to and complete all aspects of this residential training programme before, during, and after the courses.
- Fifteen places are available, two of which are reserved for journalists based in Gulu. Women journalists are especially encouraged to apply.