Apply: Editor and Project Manager, Africa Environmental Journalism Program

Editor and Project Manager, Africa Environmental Journalism Programme Start Date: Immediate Start Position Type: Fixed Term (January-June 2022) ABOUT THE AFRICA WOMEN IN MEDIA (AWiM)   African Women in the Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. We aim to impact the way media functions positively to women, and our vision is that one […]

UNEP-AWiM Environmental Journalism in Africa

UNEP-AWiM ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM MEDIA CAMPAIGN Background Environmental issues, and especially their gendered perspectives, are still widely underreported in Africa. Some of the gaps for many journalists include; the availability of resources and opportunities to carry out deep investigative work, the lack of skill and knowledge to report competently on environmental issues and access to data […]


C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.