SAMIP 2021 Digital Innovation in Southern African Countries

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) was established in 2017 by Media Development Investment Fund as a multi-year initiative to accelerate digital innovation and sustainability among select independent media outlets in South Africa. The program has provided a mix of financing (grants/equity) and capacity building to a total of 24 independent media companies, non-profits, and start-ups.

The program now seeks to expand this cohort to include a small number of new entrants from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

About South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP)

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) was founded in 2017 as an initiative that seeks To extend operations, grow and support innovation among independent media initiatives in Southern African countries, through a mix of project funding, technical support, and capacity building.

(SAMIP) strives to expand digital media innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa.SAMIP is run by Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) – a New York-based not-for-profit investment fund that invests in independent media around the world.

SAMIP motive is to develop new approaches for collecting news and information, reporting, and distribution that embrace the possibilities of technology while supporting new models for distributing news that saves costs adds value or reaches new audiences.

Requirements for SAMIP Digital Innovation in Southern African Countries Entrepreneurship Program

This call for applications is limited to entities based in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Applications are open to existing independent media companies and non-profit organizations, as well as new ventures that are less than a year old.

How to Apply for SAMIP Digital Innovation in Southern African Countries Entrepreneurship Program

To apply for the ongoing SAMIP Digital Innovation in Southern African Countries Entrepreneurship Program is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started.

Application Deadline

It is important to note that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for SAMIP Digital Innovation in Southern African Countries Entrepreneurship Program on or before July 31, 2021.

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