African Academics join forces to investigate African narratives under new fellowship program
The African fellows, who are based both on the continent and in the diaspora, will conduct research across more than 15 African countries. And while the story-telling mediums and topics they will study differ, outcomes will have the same impact: they will offer a broader picture of how Africans talk about each other, and how those from outside Africa talk about us – especially in China and the Middle East.
Africa No Filter launches the Emerging Scholars Fellowship program to explore evidence-based narratives about Africa.
Poverty, poor leadership, corruption, conflict and disease are the frames that spring to mind when many people think about Africa. Is there more to these outdated stories, are these stereotypical narratives of a continent and its people who lack agency, need fixing and are dependent on wealthy countries the prevailing ones?
New US, UK funders to join African narrative collaborative
The UK’s Comic Relief and the US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are the latest funders to join Africa No Filter (ANF) – a donor collaborative working to change harmful and stereotypical narratives about and within Africa. Both organisations join existing partners Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Mellon Foundation, Luminate and Open Society Foundations to fund an ambitious program – influencing how the world sees Africa and how Africa sees itself.
#AfricaNoFilter Announces Expanded Collaborative Funding, Introduces New Executive Director
Nigeria’s Access Bank among global group of funders and partners and incoming Executive Director, Moky Makura, brings Pan-African communication and foundation expertise to established narrative-building program.