Now accepting applications for the 2020 WIN Africa Accelerator

WAN-IFRA is pleased to invite women journalists from sub-Saharan Africa to apply to the WIN Accelerator, Women in News’ flagship leadership development programme.

Applicants must have 2-3 years management experience and be working in the media sector (This includes print or digital newspapers, radio and, in some cases, broadcast). 

Journalists from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe may apply for the 2020 programme. 

Deadline 15 December, 2019.

There are two steps to complete your application:

1. Complete the following application form here, or download the Word version here.

2. Have your direct manager complete the nomination form here, or download the Word version here.

Please note: both forms must be completed in order for your application to be considered complete.

If you are using the Word version of the application and nomination forms, please send the completed forms to

Please write the country which you are applying from in the subject line of the email.

The WIN Accelerator is an intensive, 9-month long career and leadership programme for journalists and editors. The programme accepts 100-150 applicants, annually.  

We offer four things to ensure the women who take part in the programme acquire new skill sets and build their capacity: Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Networking. 

You can find more information about the Accelerator here.

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