Training on Climate Change and SDG Reporting, Southeast Asia 2017 | Diplomacy Opportunities

Training for Young Journalists on Reporting on climate change and sustainable development issues in Southeast Asia

The training will bring together young journalists, photojournalists and citizen reporters from Southeast Asia, media and climate/environment experts as well as some representatives of development partners in a view to enhance media monitoring and reporting on the globally interconnected issue of climate change.
In particular, the workshop aims to:

• Equip the young journalists, photojournalists and citizen reporters with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to monitor and communicate on climate change in their community, country and/or region,

• Strengthen the network of climate change trackers/reporters in Southeast Asia, and

• Raise public awareness of the adverse impacts of climate change and the attendant efforts at adaptation and mitigation.


The training is open to 18 participants with the following requirements:

• Young journalists, photojournalists and citizen reporters (the participants don’t need to be employed by a media organization, they can be freelance writers or so called citizen journalists who produce, share or distribute public interest content through social media)

• Aged 18-35 years old

• Based or from Southeast Asia

• Having already published articles on climate change or sustainable development issues


Send your CV together with the articles you published and a letter of motivation indicating the following:

1.What is your motivation for participating in the training? How does it relate to your work or study?

2.What kind of stories are planning to publish after the workshop?

3.What are your basic knowledge on climate change and journalism skills? What is your level of photography/photojournalism experience?

4.Do you have your own camera or smartphone that you can bring?

Send your application to before 20 February 2017.
Selected participants will be notified during the week of 27 February 2017, and will be paid for their travel to and accommodation in Siem Reap for the duration of the training. Attention will be given to geographic and gender balance.

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