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Climate Tracker: Restoring Africa’s Drylands Journalism Fellowship - Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 9, 2021
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More than half a billion people live and work in Africa’s drylands, among the most parched landscapes on the planet, and representing 43 percent of the continent. Smallholders nurture crops and graze livestock on land that is mostly rainfed — and rapidly degrading, due in part to the relentless, devastating force of climate change that threatens the rich biodiversity of these fragile landscapes.

On 2-3 June 2021, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices can see them flourish once again – GLF Africa 2021.

Be a part of the amazing team of young journalists from across Africa to receive training and gain full access to attend and cover this conference.

Join in for inspiring speakers, the latest science, concerts, film screenings, virtual tours, networking, and the unexpected discoveries that always form part of this event.

Utilize This Offer

Be a part of the amazing team of young journalists from across Africa to receive training and gain full access to attend and cover the Global Landscapes Forum 2021.

What do we expect from you?
• You will be required to attend all training sessions and report on the GLF conference with the support of Climate Tracker

What language will you be publishing in?
• You’ll be free to publish in English or French.

Are you eligible to work to apply?
• This opportunity is open for early career reporters across the African continent.

We’re looking for journalists with a passion for learning and raising awareness about land management and conservation.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then now is your time to submit a pitch of 150-200 words for a story focusing on drylands and ecosystem restoration in your country.

Deadline to Apply: 10th May, 2021.

For more information please visit
https://climatetracker.org/dryland-restoration-in-africa-journalism-fell...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 17
Apr 17

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 19
Apr 19

Thanks, Ana.

Rikahilda
Apr 23
Apr 23

I am a journalist in a making how can I
Be of help and gain employment here? Read Journalism and Mass Communication, have other experiences.
Am visually impaired with very low vision.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hello.
Stay tuned (Resources section) in this website, for more opportunities, including job offers.
In my 'friendly reminders' (my comments to all my postings) you can read some tips about searching online here for such opportunities.
Below you will find my latest 4 postings related to journalists:

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/anaisabelbbp/resources/99282

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/anaisabelbbp/resources/99376

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/anaisabelbbp/resources/99377

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/anaisabelbbp/resources/99446

Kind regards,
Ana Isabel

Rikahilda
Apr 25
Apr 25

Thanks so very much

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 25
Apr 25

Welcome.
Best.