Evelise Carvalho

2024 IVLP Impact Award Project: Emerge: Creating a New Generation of JournalistsCape Verde

Evelise Carvalho is a journalist, editor and presenter at TVA – Televisão África, a trainer at the Pró-Sucesso Training School, and a professor at the University of Cape Verde. Her previous professional experience includes working as a journalist at RTP – Rádio Televisão de Portugal, Cape Verde Delegation, and as a journalist and presenter at RTC – Rádio e Televisão de Cabo Verde. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Cape Verde and holds a master’s degree in business management and human resources from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a Master's degree in Protocol and Communication Management and Management Skills from GADE Business School, Madrid. In 2022, she was honored with the African Figure Award for the 2020/22 Biennale by the Jury Committee and PALOP Observers Youth Coalition.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Emerge: Creating a New Generation of Journalists

The project empowers young journalists in Cabo Verde through an immersive investigative journalism training program. Expert-led workshops and hands-on sessions will provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to promote transparency, accountability, and democratic values in media. The project will foster a culture of investigative journalism and contribute to a more informed and empowered society in Cabo Verde.

“With my IVLP Impact Award project, I hope to empower a new generation of journalists in Cabo Verde, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to promote transparency, accountability, and democracy strengthening. I look forward to seeing how these journalists will become agents of change in our society, contributing to a fairer and more informed future for all.” - Evelise Carvalho

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Evelise participated in the IVLP Project Transparency and Accountability in Government, organized by the U.S. Department of State and FHI 360, in partnership with International Institute of Buffalo, Utah Global Diplomacy, and World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Evelise’s exchange experience led to the development of her project: “During my IVLP experience, I had the opportunity to visit various cities in the United States. One of the key contacts who greatly influenced and inspired my project proposal was my colleague and investigative journalist from Mozambique, Rui Lamarques. Rui is the leader of the Media Lab project, which aims to train young individuals in investigative journalism. Drawing from the experiences and insights gained during my IVLP journey, particularly from interactions with Rui and learning about the successful implementation of Media Lab in Mozambique, I am motivated to adapt and implement a similar initiative in Cabo Verde. This is especially pertinent considering the significant gap between journalism education and practical application in Cabo Verde, with investigative journalism being particularly underdeveloped.”

“My IVLP experience was incredibly inspiring! Meeting incredible experts and leaders sparked my enthusiasm for bringing investigative journalism to Cape Verde. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity and committed to empowering young journalists to promote transparency and strengthen our democracy.” - Evelise Carvalho

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Buffalo, NY; Dallas, TX; Salt Lake City, UT

Country: Cabo Verde

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