AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Programme 2022

Project Duration

March 2022


February 2023

Project Location



  • Fojo Media Institute

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The Graduate Trainee programme was an eight-month initiative designed to equip young graduates with the skills and experience necessary to become effective professionals in the field of media and communications. The programme involved four trainees who were chosen based on their academic qualifications, previous work experience, and personal attributes.


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Throughout the programme, trainees were assigned different mentors from AWiM staff members, who were selected based on their areas of expertise and professional experience. These mentors provided the trainees with guidance, support, and feedback to help them develop their skills and achieve their objectives.

The programme was structured to allow trainees to rotate every six weeks and work under each staff member. This approach ensured that the trainees were exposed to different areas of media and communications and had the opportunity to work on various projects and tasks.

One of the primary tasks of the trainees was to write news reports for AWiMNews, a publication by AWiM which focused on women’s issues. This task allowed the trainees to develop their research, writing, and editing skills and also helped them better understand the issues affecting women in Africa.

The programme ended in February 2023, with a closing ceremony where the mentors and trainees provided feedback on the project and the team. The ceremony allowed the trainees to reflect on their experiences, share their achievements, and receive feedback from their mentors. Overall, the programme was successful, and the trainees gained valuable skills and experience to help them excel in their careers. 


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.