APO Group has shortlisted three journalists from Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria to win its inaugural African Women in Media Award which recognises, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.
The award was open to African women journalists whose stories were broadcast or published between January 1 and September 15, 2019. The stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.
(TOP: Lilian Museka from Kenya, one of the finalists in the APO Women in Media award. Photo: Facebook).
The 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award finalists are:
- Mrs Aneta Felix (@AnetaFelix) – Nigeria – “Female Entrepreneurs lead Beverage“
- Mrs Nila Yasmin (@nila_yasz) – Uganda – “Aweko Faith Is Turning Uganda’s Waste Into Wealth“
- Mrs Lilian Museka (@museka123) – Kenya – “Women’s dignity restored through sanitary towel dispensers“
The winning African female journalist will be bestowed with a US $2,500 (Kshs 250,000) cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities.
The winner will be announced at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on October 29 – 30, 2019.
AWIEF is an annual event is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.
Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group said, “We are extremely excited for the opportunity to highlight the work of African female journalists sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs in Africa. The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of our commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent. We are delighted to present this award at AWIEF in Cape Town as we celebrate women in journalism and entrepreneurship.”
AWIEF is a pan-African women’s economic empowerment organisation that promotes and supports female innovation, technology and entrepreneurship across Africa through a portfolio of high impact programmes. AWIEF’s mission is to foster the economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment of women in Africa through entrepreneurship support and development. AWIEF’s programmes and activities include accelerators, capacity-building and training, networking and mentorship, AWIEF Awards, AWIEF Digital Hub, and building the AWIEF community of African women entrepreneurs. The year-round activities culminate in convening and hosting the popular and widely attended annual international and multi-stakeholder AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards event, currently in its fifth edition.