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impactAfrica Webinars

impactAfrica provides funding and resources for data-driven storytelling, like their recent grant opportunity to fund social development stories from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. http://wire.barza.fm/en/opportunities/2016/10/impactafrica-offers-grant-for-social-development-reporting-projects-15173

The organization also hosts webinars to give journalists a good background in critical reporting on development issues, including water and sanitation, and maternal and child health. These webinars may be useful to anyone applying for an impactAfrica grant.

The following webinars are available on the impactAfrica website at http://impactafrica.fund/webinars [1]

Webinar 1: Measuring the impact of development projects.

How can we know whether development programs are really working? To better report on poverty, health, education, and more, journalists need to understand how experts measure the impact of development programs. In this webinar, Dave Evans, senior economist in the Chief Economist’s Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank, explores these methods, and offers a ‘Top 5’ list of techniques and tools to improve reporting on these issues.

Webinar 4: Reporting on mother and child healthcare.

According to the United Nations, maternal mortality has fallen by 45% since 1990. Globally, preventable child deaths have decreased by over 50%. What makes a health program successful? What policies are helping improve healthcare? During this webinar, journalists will hear from World Bank experts on what makes a successful health program. Tune in to learn more about the importance of data-driven analysis to understand successful approaches to healthcare.

The webinars also include short clips and links to related content.