Is your organization working to improve environmental reporting?
Do you have a unique or creative idea to help people understand climate change and other environmental issues?
This is your chance to win a grant and be part of the solution to the environmental crisis.
Earth Journalism Network’s (EJN) Asia-Pacific project, aims to boost the quantity and quality of environmental and climate coverage in the region and empower at-risk communities by informing them about environmental issues and amplifying their voices in the media.
In this round of media grants, EJN is seeking innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific that can:
- Strengthen local or regional skills, knowledge and network for environmental reporting; and
- Enhance media coverage and public awareness of environmental issues, such as climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, wildlife trafficking, use and management of natural resources.
EJN is specifically seeking:
- Innovative ideas for training and networking of local journalists, bloggers and other content providers; online tools and platforms that would allow citizens to report on environmental impacts and monitor implementation of environment-related policies; media environmental reporting projects that bring new perspectives or target strategic audiences. The grant can also be used as a seed grant to build a new environmental media start-up or journalist network.
- Capacity-building elements that strengthen skills and knowledge of local journalists and content providers, for instance, to improve data journalism, investigative reporting, safety awareness, gender-inclusive reporting and/or coverage of specific environmental topics. We are also keen to strengthen the organizational capacity of the applicants, for instance, with financial reporting, digital security or project management.
- Partnership building and networking among journalists or between journalists and other stakeholders, such as scientists and researchers, policy-makers, or the business sector. This could be within a country or trans-nationally. The media grants can also be used to support the establishment of environmental journalism networks in places where they don’t exist.
The proposed activity should have at least one of these elements in the design.
- For smaller-scale local organizations looking to implement an activity with a maximum duration of one year. Maximum amount of each grant is US$20,000.
- For mid-sized and more established local or regional organizations looking to implement a larger-scale project, for a duration of up to two years. The grant amounts can range from US$20,000-$50,000 depending on the scope of activities.
Media organizations, journalist networks, universities, journalism schools and civil society organizations focusing on environmental reporting in the regionEligible Regions: South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific - but not Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands.
- Fill in the online application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button located on the top right of the page.
- If you have an existing account, you’ll need to log in. If not, you will need to create an account by clicking “Join the Network” on the top right of the page.
- If you start the application and want to come back and complete it later you can click “Save Draft.” To return to your draft, you’ll need to go back to the opportunity and click “Apply Now” again to finalize the application.
- All applicants are required to submit a budget with the application form. Please download this template from Apply Now link and use it to build your project budget
Application Deadline: November 3, 2019Application ClosedOfficial link