CiFAR’s fifth investigative journalism programme 2023


Application Deadline: March 23, 2023

Starting in March 2023, CIFAR will hold the fifth instalment: Investigate – East & Southern Africa. Open to English speaking applicants from East & Southern Africa and Europe, we aim with this combination to support journalists from these two regions in developing stories that are more in-depth and more cross-regional than ever before.

You’ll spend five days in a comprehensive online training, learning and improving your skills in investigative journalism with a focus on financial crime by public officials.

Following this, we will convene an investigative journalism camp to continue training participants and facilitate planning of cross-border stories. Teams will be able to pitch for limited funding to develop their stories. Along with senior regional and international journalists, we’ll also support you to develop your stories and pitch them for publication in independent media.


  • An early to mid-career journalist (3-10 years experience)
  • Excited to move into or expand your experience in financial investigative work
  • National or resident of Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Madagascar, DRC Congo; EU, the UK or Switzerland
  • Committed to work on exposing grand corruption and illicit financial flows from your country, flows of corrupt wealth into your country and on the processes for recovering stolen wealth
  • Interested in working as part of a cross-border team with others like you
  • Able to commit to a 5 days online workshop in late April 2023, as well as a 4-days work camp in Nairobi in late May 2023
  • Commitment to dedicate time and energy on a story with your peers after the training phase and to bring a joint story to publication by October 2023
  • You speak and understand English to a working level

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