Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has sponsored a new category at the 31st edition of Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME).
The PIND Prize for Niger Delta Reporting rewards solution journalism reports on issues within the Niger Delta that highlight proven development solutions that can help reduce poverty and conflict in the region if replicated and scaled up.
‘‘Following an intense judging process, a winner and two runners-up emerged. They will be announced and given prizes at the 31st DAME awards on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
‘‘Applicants for this award wrote and published stories based on PIND’s thematic areas: Reducing Poverty, Powering Coastal Communities, Nurturing Youth Employment, Fostering Stability, Empowering Local Organizations, Influencing Governments Policies, Programs & Practices, and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI),’’ PIND said in a statement.
The PIND Media Solution Journalism Innovative Grant (PIND media grants) was initiated in 2019 to share PIND’s successful development models, approaches, and lessons from its experiences and partners in the Niger Delta region.
In 2022, PIND chose to channel the grant towards sponsorship of a media award in development journalism on the platform of DAME.