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Partner with us

We can’t fight misinformation in Africa on our own. Our partners are crucial to our success. Collaborations and partnerships with companies, international development agencies, charitable foundations, individuals, networks, civil society organisations and the media ensure that we create a sustainable, scalable and lasting impact.

In addition to vital financial support, some of our partners help us maximise our reach and impact by bringing evidence-based information to members of civil society, policymakers and the public so that they can make decisions based on verified, quality information. 

Our partnerships are unique and shaped by shared priorities and values that contribute to our goal to strengthen democracy and improve life outcomes across Africa.

With our strategic partners and collaborators, we have implemented a multi-pronged approach to disrupt the complex problem of misinformation. This includes bringing verified health information to people during the Covid-19 pandemic, holding those in power accountable and empowering people to critically engage with information. 

We work with our media partners to bring quality information to the communities they serve. Our partners help us to create a sustainable impact on the continent.

Work with us to develop solutions that align with your organisational priorities and values, and support programmes that transform lives and strengthen democracies in Africa.

Contact our head of partnerships An-Li Theron at [email protected] to start a conversation.

 

Current Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is guided by the belief that every life has equal value and works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Covid-19 response in Africa, together for reliable information

Currently, as the world battles to bring novel coronavirus infections under control, more and more people are seeking information around the virus. The Covid-19 response in Africa project will increase the circulation and extend the reach of fact-checked, evidence-based health information in Kenya. The project will further promote the practice of fact-checking among journalists through masterclasses in Kenya.

DW Akademie

DW Akademie believes that journalism, education and culture improve people's lives and that reliable, unbiased information and universal access to knowledge are fundamental rights. Together with their partners around the world, they work to promote freedom of expression, human rights and the development of functioning media systems. Their core focus areas are Media and Information Literacy (MIL), Media Viability, Media and Journalism Education and Innovation for Dialogue and Digital Rights. DW Akademie pursues concrete approaches in these areas to strengthen the media. 

Ejicom

Ejicom is a leading school of Higher Education in Journalism, Communication and Digital Media. Based in Dakar, Senegal and founded in 2011, Ejicom trains journalism students in high-level media skills, focusing on innovation in digital and new media. It is a pioneer in the field in francophone sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. It also helps address the news industry's core business challenges. 

Fojo Media Institute

Fojo Media Institute is Sweden’s leading centre for professional journalism training and international media development support, with a mission to strengthen free, independent and professional journalism. Fojo is an independent institute at Linnaeus University with a mandate to support journalists and media development in Sweden and globally. For more than 45 years, Fojo has held mid-career training for Swedish journalists and, since 1991, has been engaged in international media development.

 

KAS Media Africa

KAS Media Africa, the Sub-Saharan Media Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, believes that a free and independent media is crucial for democracy. It is committed to the development and maintenance of a diverse media landscape on the continent, the monitoring role of journalism and ethically based political communication.

 

Luminate

Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. It was established in 2018 by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay.

 

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. They have provided funding since 2013.

RAITH Foundation

The RAITH Foundation, a privately funded grant-maker, is not politically affiliated and does not raise funds from the public. The foundation’s area of focus is on the systemic injustice and unfairness that prevails in South Africa, for which it seeks effective and lasting solutions.

Ronald W Naito MD Foundation

The Ronald W Naito MD Foundation continues Dr Ron Naito’s legacy of compassionate healing by supporting nonprofit organisations that are strengthening, protecting, and transforming our communities and our planet. Its grants support organisations working all over the world to mitigate climate change, reduce health disparities, and build communities that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. The foundation also supports Oregon-based arts and education initiatives, particularly those focused on under-resourced communities.

Standard Bank

Standard Bank is a financial services provider with a 154-year history in South Africa. It currently operates in 20 countries on the African continent as well as in other selected emerging markets.

WITS Journalism

The Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, located in Johannesburg, is one of the leading centres for the teaching of journalism in South Africa.