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Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 19, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on August 14, 2020
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Globally, 23% of all deaths could be prevented through healthier environments, according to the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its origins in the wildlife trade and the increasing pressure human societies place on natural habitats, further illustrates the urgency of humankind to address the environmental crisis.

The current COVID-19 crisis may be a preview of what’s to come with climate change and environmental destruction, but it also presents a unique opportunity for green recovery and more sustainable development.

And although public awareness of environmental threats is growing, there is still a massive disconnect between the scale of the problems and the actions that are being taken to address them.

In this round of media grants, we are seeking innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific that would:
a) Enhance the impact of environmental reporting on topics including, but not limited to, climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, wildlife trafficking, natural resources management, and large-scale infrastructure development;
b) Trigger conversations, analysis and policy actions around the impacts of COVID-19 on climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution and other environmental issues;
c) Strengthen partnerships and networks for environmental reporting, especially for transboundary media collaboration;
d) Help organizations ramp up capacity-building activities online in order to improve environmental reporting under the current pandemic-related constraints.

With this call, the EJN aims to boost the quantity and quality of environmental and climate coverage in the region.

The proposed projects can focus on capacity building activities, networking, or be used as a seed grant to build a new environmental media startup or journalist network.

Utilize This Offer

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks applications from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, or academic institutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
For the purpose of this call, we will not accept applications from Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands.

Are you a journalist network or community group seeking to improve environmental reporting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?
Are you finding ways to help the public understand how the environmental crisis and COVID-19 are closely linked?
Do you have an innovative idea for an environmental reporting project?
Pitch your idea to win a grant!

Grants will be given to organizations looking to implement projects with the maximum duration of one year.

The grant amount can range between US$5 thousand to US$15 thousand.

The application deadline is 15 August 2020, 05:00 PM, (UTC +07).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 19, 2020
Jul 19, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 20, 2020
Jul 20, 2020

Thanks, Ana!