CJID Launches Climate Change Media Fellowship

the Center for Innovation and Journalistic Development (CJID) has called for applications for its second Climate Change Media Fellowship for eligible media professionals in West Africa. Through the initiative, the media organization said it aims to further strengthen the capacity of the media and civil societies to carry out in-depth and impactful reporting, as well as promoting issues related to environmental sustainability and climate change. climate. The scholarship, according to the organization, is being implemented in partnership with a London-based think tank, the Center for Investigative Journalism (ICJ) through its Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) project. The fellowship is expected to attract journalists, researchers, analysts and CSOs from five Anglophone countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia, to improve public awareness of the climate crisis in these countries. The center began the project by deploying a skills survey to audit the skills of journalists in Anglophone West Africa and identify areas where journalists need support. A report containing the survey findings is expected to be produced to highlight the challenges journalists face in covering climate change and the status of their reporting in their respective newsrooms. This report, the group said, will accordingly inform a three-day training workshop to build the capacity of selected applicants to report local climate change impacts and solutions in their countries. CJID said that after the training, successful candidates will go through a three-month fellowship program “and participants will be supported with small grants to produce detailed reports on the environmental impact of climate change, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience in West Africa.” According to project coordinator Daniel Whyte, climate change is a pressing issue and climate journalism plays a crucial role in addressing the crisis. Mr. White noted that the current phase of the fellowship is being organized following the success of the inaugural one. ALSO READ: How inclusion can mitigate the impact of climate change — Report “Last year we organized the inaugural Climate Change Media Fellowship for journalists in West Africa, which was a great success. In the run-up to COP27 in Africa, we are building on this to strengthen the capacity of African journalists not only to make sense of climate change debates and negotiations, but also to hold their respective governments accountable. while incorporating climate change into public discourse. ” he said. If you are a journalist reporting on climate change in West Africa, please complete this poll. The scholarship application deadline, according to CJID, is July 25, 2022. He called on interested candidates “to apply here.” Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; CJID Launches Climate Change Media Fellowship