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.
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