ImpactHouse, SSPL Launch Media Fellowship on Gender-Responsive Education Planning

ImpactHouse, in partnership with System Strategy and Policy Lab (SSPL), has launched Change Reporting 2.0: A Media Fellowship on Gender-Responsive Education Planning in Nigeria.

A 10-month programme, the Change Reporting 2.0: Media Fellowship on Gender-Responsive Education Planning is designed to support journalists from print, broadcast and online media with the resources they need to track and report on state governments’ gender responsiveness in education sector planning (GRESP) to prompt attention and action from policymakers and decision-takers.

To enhance access, completion, and gender equality in education, it is essential that education systems are intentionally designed to be gender-responsive. The Education Sector Plan (ESP) serves as a fundamental framework for education reform in a country, offering a vital chance to integrate gender equality throughout every facet of education.

GRESP is the key method for this integration, pinpointing gender-specific obstacles within education systems and establishing strategies and policies within the ESP to overcome these challenges. 

The fellowship would offer a structured framework for participants to deepen their knowledge about education policies and practices that are sensitive to gender issues, particularly explaining girls’ education outcomes and access to education. 


  • Fellows will receive up to N1,000,000 each to aid the development of their stories
  • Participate in a capacity-building programme 
  • Full transportation cover for the capacity-building programme 
  • Accommodation and feeding during the training
  • Practical guidance from seasoned journalists and education-focused civil society leaders during fellowship 
  • Membership of a virtual newsroom on girls’ education with relevant updates and technical support from key stakeholders


  • Applicant must be a journalist from print, radio, TV, or online media. Freelance journalists are also eligible.
  • Applicants must reside in any of the following states: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Oyo, and Sokoto.
  • Applicants must have passion and experience in covering the education sector in Nigeria
  • Applicants must commit to fully participating in the fellowship for 10 months 
  • Applicants must commit to developing at least four stories that address issues related to gender responsiveness in state education sector planning. 
  • Applicants are required to submit links to at least two of their stories on education 
  • Applicants are also required to submit a letter of motivation, a reference letter, and a CV 

Screening of applications will be conducted by a jury of experienced journalists, civil society leaders, and industry thought leaders.

Key Dates

Application Deadline: 20 May, 2024

To apply, click here.

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