Making Financial Journalism Work for Africa

The Program
The Making Financial Journalism Work for Africa, with support from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ, and in cooperation with Deutsche Welle Akademie – an international news broadcaster – offers training courses in financial reporting for radio and television journalists from across the African continent.

The Goal
The training courses aim to enhance participants’ financial reporting skills, to make their TV, radio, and online reports more informed, interesting, and more easily accessible to the general public. By doing so, the program seeks to enhance financial literacy and improve understanding of financial sector topics among the African audience.


The Results
Thus far, 55 TV and radio journalists from 24 stations in eleven African countries have been trained in financial reporting for TV, radio and online. As part of their training, the journalists have produced over two dozen TV and radio reports, as well as multimedia online dossiers on topics such as financial capability, access to finance, micro-insurance, and the informal financial sector.  

Journalists’ Network
To keep fostering high-quality financial reporting, MFW4A has established a pan-African Journalist Network that includes journalists who have undergone the MFW4A training. The Network is an integral part of the MFW4A website, which includes a special section dedicated to the Network’s reports coming from participating journalists who follow the MFW4A Journalist Guidelines. Further, our exchange platform allows partner stations to exchange news pieces with one another and, in doing so, to broaden their reporting portfolio.

Previous Trainings

To see the work of previous journalist trainings, please check out the blogs produced by the participants:

Kampala, Uganda 2011

Maputo, Mozambique 2010

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 2010

Lusaka, Zambia 2010

Accra, Ghana 2009