Now accepting applications for the 2020 WIN South East Asia Accelerator

  • 02-03-2020
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WAN-IFRA in partnership with Frontier Myanmar and Center for Media and Development Initiatives Vietnam welcome applications for the 1st Women in News Accelerator in South East Asia. 

The Women In News (WIN) Accelerator - South East Asia is an intensive, 5-month long (April-August 2020) career and leadership programme for journalists and editors. The programme is open to senior level editors and senior journalists in Myanmar and Vietnam. Applicants must have a minimum 2-3 years media experience and be currently employed as a journalist or editor from a traditional print or online news media organization. Applicants with intermediate English proficiency will be recommended to apply, as the programme will be conducted mainly in English and without translation. 

Successful applicants to the WIN Accelerator programme benefit from the following:

- Certified media management training (delivered in person and online)

- Professional skills training (15 hours)

Method: Delivered during national gatherings as well as online

- Gender balance and sexual harassment training (9 hours)

Method: Delivered during national gatherings or in-house

One-on-One coaching to create a 3-to-5 year career roadmap (8 hours)

Method: Coach and mentee meet individually on five occasions

- Facilitated group mentoring with peers (4-6 hours)

Method: Delivered during national gatherings

WIN builds the skills, strategies and support networks of women media professionals through Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Networking. This is a tried and tested model that has built the capacity of more than 600 women journalists and editors since WIN first launched 10 years ago.

WIN is the flagship leadership development programme is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.


Interested applicants please complete the Application form based on your country as below. All applicants are required to apply with a nominator and complete the Nomination Form.

- Myanmar Application Form, click HERE
- Myanmar Nomination Form, click HERE

- Vietnam Application Form, click HERE
- Vietnam Nomination Form, click HERE 

Application and Nomination forms are to be submitted together not later by 20 March 2020, 1800hr Myanmar & Vietnam time respectively.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our WIN Country Leads:

Myanmar: khin.thandar@womeninnews.org 

Vietnam: tranle.thuy @womeninnews.org

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