CALL FOR MEDIA PARTNERS
Help us to tell Africas’ environmental and sustainable development story.
Walk For Africas’ environmental storytelling expedition, the Africa Coastal Odyssey needs media partners willing to consider publishing editorial submissions from African journalism students. We also need seasoned editors and video production experts willing to refine content produced by students before submission to media partners.
The expedition will be hosting and mentoring 603 journalism, film and visual communications students from 40 Africa coastal countries over the next decade (2021-2030) to help them gain practical storytelling/reporting skills and field experience. Many of these students are from disadvantaged backgrounds and desperately need the experience and exposure to boost their careers.
While walking the coastlines of thirty-four Africa continent country and six ocean island states, the two-person Odyssey team, comprised of a seasoned travel writer accompanied by alternating journalism students for one week at a time, will discover the untold stories of coastal communities, conservation NGOs, and marine-related academics to glean insights and report on the topic of Ecosystem Restoration in Africa in support of the UN Decade.
How does the media partnership work?
Unlike most media partnerships, we are not looking for any guarantees, commitments, exchanges or utilisation of your valuable advertising space. The partnership is simply an expression of interest or willingness to consider pre-edited content submitted on behalf of our hosted student journalists.
All media partners and editors will be acknowledged with logo and backlink on this websites homepage plus backlinks to any student content that may be published.
Of course, media partner journalists, bloggers, vloggers, and film crews are welcome to join the team while walking any part of the coastline (click here to view the countries).