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British Council Future News Worldwide Conference For Young Media Makers.

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British Council Future News Worldwide Conference For Young Media Makers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Future News Worldwide conference will again be online. 2021’s theme is ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’.

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations. The aim is to support young people to develop a wide range of journalism skills and to establish the UK as a global leader in the nurturing of young journalists and media figures.

Each year we bring together 100 of the world’s most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme. Participants receive exclusive coaching from world-leading editors, broadcasters, writers and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.

Requirements

The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18-25, and to graduates who completed their degree course after 1 July 2019. It is not essential for you to be studying journalism, but you should be fully committed to a career in media.

Those who applied for the 2020 conference should have received a message to their registered email address they used when applying last year. You should not have particpated in the in-person conference in Edinburgh or London before.

You must be available to attend a conference session on either 14 (afternoon, GMT) or 15 July (morning, GMT) 2021.

Applicants can come from any region of the world and must speak a very good level of English – the equivelent of IELTS 6.5  or above.

How to Apply:

To enter, you must access the application link at https://jobs.guidantglobal.com/british-council-future-news-worldwide and then follow these steps:

  • Follow the chatbot questions at the bottom of the page, answering contact and eligibility questions which include equality, diversity and inclusion monitoring.
  • Read and accept the Competition Rules by ticking the “I have read and understood the Competition Rules and agree to the Terms and Conditions” box.
  • If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will be sent a link via email to the next stage of the application, where you will be asked to submit answers to two questions that cover your journalism experience and motivation for applying to Future News Worldwide 2021. See details of each question in the next two sections.

You are responsible for ensuring the form is completed fully and correctly. Once the form is submitted there is no possibility to amend your application.

To note: If you secure a place at the conference you will be asked to provide evidence of eligibility by submitting Supporting Documents (identity, age, student or graduate status and English language ability) and a reference letter.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council Future News Worldwide Conference 2021

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

DOT Kenya seeks to engage  30 young vibrant leaders from different parts of the country, who are passionate about entrepreneurship and community impact, to be part of our Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship program for a period of 12 months beginning July 1, 2021.

DOT Kenya’s Daring to Shift program is designed to embody DOT’s youth led  mission through incorporating youth voices and building the leadership capacity of outstanding youth within the DOT network and from communities that DOT Kenya  works. The D2S Social Innovators program will provide strategic and specialist  advice to upcoming Social Entrepreneurs and help them to establish impactful businesses  within their communities.

Objective

The D2S Social innovators program will provide entrepreneurial training to over 90  young men and women across Kenya in a period of 3 years. Every year, the program  will seek to support 30 young people to start and launch impactful enterprises within their communities.

Qualifications and Required Skills

The aspiring Social Innovator is expected to have the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement 

  • Be a Woman aged between 19-35 Years Old
  • From the following regions: Nairobi and its environs, Central, Western Kenya and Kisumu, Rift Valley and Coastal Region
  • MUST have a BUSINESS IDEA that can impact the community
  • Availability for the next one year

Necessary

  • Be self-motivated,
  • Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and works well with others;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, speak local language proficiently or with full fluency;
  • Ability to work efficiently and promptly with team members and stakeholders
  • Comfort with  using  email email/GoogleHangout/ Skype/ SMS/instant messaging as a primary means of communication is a must –
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Have access to a smartphone or a computer.

Benefits

  • Access to Entrepreneurial training from ideation to launch
  • Acceleration Program
  • Business Coaching
  • Seed funding

Interested candidates can apply by filling the form provided.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DOT Kenya Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program 2021

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