Deadline: July 17, 2022
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Locally Led Adaptation to Climate Change 2022. This training opportunity will offer 12 multimedia journalists a chance to deepen their understanding of the impacts of climate change at a local level, and hone their skills to draw urgent attention to them through news reporting.
It will help participants understand why local leadership is necessary to tackle many of these impacts, and the important role the media can play by shining a light on adaptation efforts by local actors. The dual-track programme aims to strengthen working relationships between journalists and changemakers by upskilling journalists to better report on the topic, and enhancing the communication skills of changemakers to effectively convey their message to journalists. Journalists and CSOs will be trained separately, but networking and collaborative exercises will be organised for the whole group.
Participants are required to attend 80% of the sessions to receive a certificate.
- Training dates:
- 2 – 4 August 2022
- 9 – 11 August 2022
- Recommended participation: during the week commencing 15 August 2022, one-to-one mentoring sessions and / or masterclasses will be available for participants.
- 23 – 25 August 2022
- 30 August 2022 – 1 September 2022
- Mentoring sessions for selected participants: From the end of the training sessions until the end of October, selected participants will be invited to participate in the mentoring programme scheme, which includes a £500 grant to produce a story and one-to-one mentoring sessions with the trainers. Stories need to be published before COP27 (7 – 11 November) to receive the financial grant.
- Sessions’ timetable:
- 9am – 1:30pm, Ghana time
- 11am – 3:30pm, Egypt time
- 12pm – 2:30pm, Kenya time
- 3pm – 7:30pm, Bangladesh time
Breaks of 30 minutes will take place after every two-hour training session.
This course is designed for journalists with experience or strong interest in climate change, public policy, and/or human rights. To better accommodate different time zones, priority will be given to journalists from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, and Kenya.
- Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors for media organisations with a minimum of three years’ professional experience.
- Participant must have a high proficiency level of spoken and written English.
- Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8 MB/second.
- Applicants must commit to participating for the whole duration of the programme.
Complete and submit the application form before 6pm BST on July 17, 2022 and provide three examples of your previous work (ideally, articles published on the topic of climate change), either as links or uploaded to the application form.
For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.