Current status: Accepting new applications before 9 September 2015

Showcased projects

We support the development of 53 projects, with four more grant rounds expected in 2015 and 2016

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  • Agritools is a journalistic research project that aims to understand the real effects of the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in the field of agriculture, fisheries and livestock in Africa.

  • Slums, as many Westerners think, are a huge obstacle to development. This project challenges this idea, showing that slums can be an engine for poverty eradication.

  • In the developing world, menstruation is surrounded with taboos. This multimedia feature tells three stories from three different countries, showing how girls are affected and how people are looking for solutions for female sanitation.

  • Through the case studies of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, this investigation looks behind the newly hyped phrase of 'resilience', and focuses on some of the dilemmas in different development strategies that aim to build resilience.

  • The charcoal trade is estimated to be worth $12bn a year in sub-Saharan Africa alone by 2030. This story explores the makers, users, dealers and smugglers involved in this booming trade, which causes serious harm to people and planet.

  • This multimedia feature immerses readers in the stories of four Ugandan women – focusing on their abduction and life with the Lord's Resistance Army. What challenges do they face today?

  • This project analyses and compares the prices of drugs used in the treatment of diseases across developing countries. What impact do patents have on prices, and have survival rates improved?

  • The story follows two guys who set on a quest to tell a story about GMOs that seldom reaches the general public: genetic modification can provide both harvest security and crops with nutritious value.

  • Small is Powerful (Les Grands Moyens in French) reveals the underrated impact of local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on Africa's development, showing that Africa is not only about microcredit and multinationals

  • Queen Mothers in Ghana have become strong advocates on issues such as land ownership, health, girls' education, domestic violence and others. This story is about women leadership, as seen through the eyes of the Queen Mothers.

  • Over 2.8 billion people in the world lack access to proper sanitation, putting human security in jeopardy. This project highlights the impact of this human development failure in India and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • On the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, sits Agbogbloshie, a relevant dump of electronic waste in Africa. This data-driven project shows how a social enterprise is converting such e-waste into valuable products.

  • The ocean off West Africa is a fertile ground for both European fleets and illegal trawlers. This project follows the entire fishing chain – from those affected locally to those consuming the catch in Europe.

  • This project follows one imam and his wife in Afghanistan as they train and dispense contraception to their community. How do they operate in a society plagued by poverty, cultural restrictions and limited access to healthcare?

  • This project analyses why fertiliser is hardly used on farms in Africa when it has helped transform agriculture in nations like India, reducing hunger and improving prosperity.

  • Land subsidence and climate change are not abstract concepts. This story shows how the lives of four citizens and their families are affected by floods, heavy rainfall, water pollution, the lack of clean water and proper sanitation.

  • Bolivia's Everyday Water War is an interactive journey into the struggle of Bolivia's population against privatisations, state avoidance and climate change to fulfill to the most basic human need: water.

  • Follow the Money 2 continues the project Follow the Money begun in 2013 by La Stampa, which opened an important debate on how Italian development aid is spent and inaugurated La Stampa’s new Development Cooperation section.

  • Over 70% of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. This project explores the next generation of cities: from the upcoming Silicon Valley of Latin America (Medellin) to the next African fashion city (Kinshasa).

  • The project investigates, maps, analyses and visualises Italian mafias’ investments and money laundering practices in Africa, and how has this changed precarious African economies and impacted communities.

  • Green Energy for the Giant of Africa is a multimedia project on Nigeria's energy crisis and the role of renewable technologies to improve people's lives.

  • The six-month data-driven and cross-border enquiry "The Water Fund: Spain Supplies Latin America" analyses the biggest cooperation programme in Spain, which was created in 2007 to improve water supply in 19 Latin American countries.

  • Across Africa, boomtowns are increasingly emerging as hubs of African development. This story investigates if these towns are in fact unleashing Africa's potential and promote sustainable development.

  • How does the combination of "old" Western aid—attached to values of democracy—contrast with "new" Chinese aid—focused on economic development—in Africa? This project unravels the impact of different models of aid.

  • This print and scrollytelling project shows how a new generation of Africans are boosting new strategies to democratise the access to technology, in this way improving the living conditions of the inhabitants of the continent.

  • Marathon to Gender Equality explains how women in Kenya's Iten, home to many of the best long distance runners in the world, are changing the socioeconomic landscape in their region through athletics.

  • In this web-based interactive reportage, the user has to face all great dilemmas of Haiti's recovery process, make decisions to levy international fund pledges, prioritise tasks, organise reconstructions and fight government inaction.

  • Following and documenting the entire production chain from Italy to West Africa reveals how the arrival of Italian tomatoes in Ghana through the liberalisation of the market has broken a local industry.

  • Rabi and Abhay reduced infant mortality by 75 percent in Gadchiroli, in rural India, in only 15 years. This project explores how they did it, what the impact of their project is and whether it can be exported.

  • Women are banding together to fight inequality, sexual harassment and violence using vigilantism, digital technology and even founding women’s only villages. This story finds out how these groups work and how effective they are.

  • A movement of farmers and scientists is promoting a worldwide sustainable and participatory approach to agriculture and food sovereignty. This project documents the impacts of this innovation in northern and southern rural communities.

  • Since the genocide in Rwanda, deaths from HIV, TB, and malaria have dropped by 80 per cent and maternal mortality by 60 per cent. This story asks how these dramatic improvements have been achieved and what Rwanda can teach the world.

  • Kenya's GDP is rising, due in part to investments of the EU, the second largest trading partner with Kenya after China. This story investigates how these investments exacerbate economic inequalities and resource exploitation.

  • ​Can the money of the future make poverty an issue of the past? This story delves into the question how mobile money is changing the ways individuals spend, save, trade and exchange in developing countries.

  • ​The lack of access to technology is an obstacle to development. This story looks at initiatives in India, Uruguay and Egypt that aim to narrow the digital divide, in this way democratising access to the digital world.

  • Nearly 34,000 major environmental crimes were detected worldwide in 2011. Five reporters set off to investigate five criminal networks of so-called "eco-mafias", which deliberately destruct the natural environment for personal profit.

  • ​According to Oxfam, the livelihood of more than 900 million people is in jeopardy as a direct result of growing instability of food prices. The project looks into causes of this instability and into solutions being proposed.

  • Impact investing aims to reconcile development goals and profit-driven ventures. This project uses data journalism techniques to analyse a series of innovative projects combating energy poverty.

  • Through on the ground reporting and the production of a radio series, this project sheds a light on five diseases or health conditions that occur especially in the developing world but are neglected, or not well understood.

  • How effective are Dutch development initiatives abroad? ​Going Dutch looks into this issue by visiting several countries, the result being a series of online video reports published via social media.

  • Spain has moved from being the sixth global donor of development aid in 2009 to being the fourteenth in just four years. This story investigates these drastic reductions and reveals the consequences for developing countries.

  • This project explores sides of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are often ignored in the media. Through data journalism methods, the project shows how the war is big business.

  • Africa has become a playground for foreign investors. Governments are selling off land to multinational extraction companies. This story is about people in rural communities affected by these developments.

  • This data-driven project deals with land grabbing in Africa from two perspectives: top-down, by data analysis of the overall issue of large-scale​ land acquisitions; and bottom-up, by collecting stories and evidence from main actors.

  • This project delves into the comparison of a success story (Chololo village, Tanzania) and a negative experience (Turkana lake, Kenya) in the field of development, representing two different models of dealing with cooperation issues.

  • Video journalist Pacom Bagula has dedicated much of his research to women entrepreneurs in eastern DRC who have built successful businesses with microcredits. Through feature-length and web documentaries, this project tells his story.

  • After 30 years of reporting on HIV/Aids, public interest has waned. Compassion fatigue has set in. This story examines five different aspects of the pandemic, bringing a new perspective to the debate about what progress has been made.

  • Project Syndicate crafts four commentaries with interactive visualisation of the data that frame today's most urgent issues in fields such as public health, urban development, energy sustainability, and human rights.

  • ​This multimedia feature informs the general public about myths and misunderstandings surrounding the Millennium Development Goals and provides the post-2015 discussion with an evidence-based approach.

  • This project aims to map how Italian Official Development Assistance funds are put at work around the world. The main goal is to show Italian citizens how their money is used and how it impacts the life of others.

  • Somalian government and agencies ​have been developing projects to promote the consumption of fish. In a time when pirates are abandoning their practices, this story asks: how is the fishing industry putting Somalia forward?

  • Juba in the Making tells the story of the development of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. South Sudan became independent in 2011 after decades of war, but a new armed conflict started in 2013.

  • Through interactive 360-degree images with additional in-depth information, this story allows people to navigate through a refugee camp in Ethiopia, in this way giving them an insight into the striking protracted refugee situation.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, DEADLINE 9 SEPTEMBER 2015