The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Uganda Chapter invites applications for the third edition of 2020 OFAB Media Awards (OMAs).
Annually, the OMAs recognises the critical roles played by the media in promoting constructive dialogue on modern biotechnology through responsible, professional, ethical and effective reporting.
The submitted stories in English can be about Agri-biotech discoveries, developments, technology impacts on livelihoods/economies, biotech projects, challenges and policies in Uganda. The Awards are in the following categories;

  1. Print & Online Category (Newspapers, Magazine & Online etc.)
  2. Radio Category
  3. Television Category


  1. To appreciate the contribution of journalists in promoting sustainable agricultural technologies particularly agricultural biotechnology
  2. To improve the quality of agricultural journalism and motivate journalists and media houses to capture impact stories and report on innovative agricultural biotechnology and other agricultural technologies.
  3. To promote innovative best-practices in agricultural biotechnology and other agricultural technologies that address challenges of food insecurity, climate change and sustainable development.


  • The award is open to ALL journalists in Uganda, in the broadcast (television, radio) and print and online media
  • The entry should be a story published or aired between July 2019 and October 2020
  • Only one entry is allowed per applicant (Maximum three entries per category)

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NB: 2019 OFAB Media Award winners WILL BE INELIGIBLE to apply for 2020 OFAB Media Awards.

For further enquiries, please contact

The Country Coordinator, 
OFAB Uganda
Philip Chemonges
Email chemonges.philchem.philip@gmail.com;
Mobile: +256784999525