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 The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is calling for expressions of interest from journalists in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda interested in attending this year’s training program on governance of oil, gas, and mining. The training consists of a series of two core courses each lasting two weeks.

The first course is a regional foundation workshop and will take place in Tanzania on October 17–28, 2016 with participants from Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The second course is a national follow-up workshop. Three parallel editions of this workshop will take place in each country in November/December on dates to be determined.

The courses offer knowledge and skills modules within a context of holistic and comprehensive support to journalists. This support is through mentoring, site visits, coaching, access to sources, vital information, and data as well as interaction with peers, experts, policy makers, and oversight actors. The courses are interactive, practical, and participant-driven.

The training will be delivered in partnership with Penplusbytes in Ghana, Journalists’ Environmental Association of Tanzania, and African Centre for Media Excellence in Uganda.


This call is intended for early- to mid-career journalists working with media organizations in the three countries, including online platforms and freelancers.

The journalists selected to participate will be sponsored and required to commit to and complete all aspects of the training program before, during, and after the courses.

WHAT TO DO IF INTERESTED Send an email to by September 23, 2016.

Provide the following information in your email:

  • _Your full name
  • _Your phone number
  • _Name of the media organization or platform you report for
  • _Website of the media organization or platform you report for
  • _Name, email, and phone number of your editor or editorial supervisor who will approve your participation in the training


Include in your email three to five samples of your stories on oil, gas and mining. If you have not reported on these issues, provide story samples on other topics you have covered. Samples may be submitted as online links or attached as scanned copies or audio and video files.



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