The Haller Prize for Sub-Saharan African Nationals, 2016
The Haller Prize for Development Journalism was created in order to promote African-led discussions around development.Â The Prize is open to all sub-Saharan African nationals who are resident in the region and will be awarded for a piece of original, previously unpublished written work up to 1000 words in length.
About the Prize
The Haller Prize for Development Journalism was created in order to promote African-led discussions around development. The continent is changing and as issues facing the developing world grow more complex, journalism has become a critical medium in which to throw light on them and chronicle real change. The Haller Prize will be awarded to a writer able to explore insightfully the challenges and opportunities of digital technology in the development sector. There will be 3 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) and the successful entries will offer unique interpretations; either shedding light on sector failings or offering comment on the best practice.
The Prize is open to all sub-Saharan African nationals who are resident in the region and will be awarded for a piece of original, previously unpublished written work up to 1000 words in length. To date, our prize winners have gone on to write articles for the UN; have been shortlisted for Thomson Reuter’s awards; and been invited to attend African Development Bank conventions on climate change.
In 2014, Haller developed a Farmers App, taking advantage of Africaâ€™s burgeoning smartphone market in order to put the best practice in affordable, sustainable, scalable farming into the hands of smallholders. In the words of Hallerâ€™s CEO, Alia Malik, â€œWe developed the Haller Farmers App in order to connect more farmers with information that could enable sustainable livelihoods. Digital technology is necessarily dynamic. It is the first step of a learning process â€“ maybe what farmers really want is to be connected to each otherâ€. It is, for this reason, we have chosen to have technology as this yearâ€™s theme as it is an integral part of both Hallerâ€™s future and Africaâ€™s more widely.
Entries must be received by 24.00hrs. GMT on Friday 16th September 2016 and will be judged by an independent panel of international repute.
Prizes: 1st Prize GBP 3000, 2nd Prize GBP 1000 and 3rd Prize GBP 500
The Prize winners will be announced on Thursday 17th November 2016 through a virtual Prize ceremony here on our website.
To apply, and for more information, please email prize-at-haller.org.uk.