We offered ten women reporters/videographers in Nepal the chance to take part in a specialised five-week virtual media workshop with an opportunity to publish their work. Experts facilitated the sessions in journalism with national and international experts in scientific research and climate change as guest facilitators. During the workshop, participants were mentored to develop their own stories about climate and gender, focusing on their local community and areas. They also had the opportunity to engage with climate change experts and scientists.   

As part of the workshop, the participants were expected to write a proposal for a non-fiction story reported through any medium, with a budget proposal. The participants then receive a grant to support the development and publication of their stories. 

The participants had the opportunity to get one-to-one mentoring from well-experienced facilitators supported by grant awards.  

Women Reporters on Climate Change is a replication of last year’s successful component of the Road to COP project funded by UKaid. It brought many women journalists from all over Nepal and gave them the platform to curate and tell their stories.

It is a result of the British Council research and the Nepal research looking at two decades of climate change reporting in Nepal which shows discrepancies in how gender intersections are covered and reflects the need to promote the role of women in global climate action.

Published Stories

Through the #RoadtoCOP26 campaign, in 2022, the British Council Nepal offered 10 women reporters in Nepal the chance to take part in a specialised five-week media workshop to hone their skills in climate change reporting, with a specific focus on gender in Nepal.
After the end of the training and workshops, the selected reporters went on to research, produce and publish their unique stories.

Project Timeline

Capacity building activities and Workshop Series Week of 19 September till the first week of November 2022 
Grants/Mentoring period 
November 2022
Grants Outputs realised Nov 2022- Dec 2022

About the Facilitator

Jocelyn Timperley

Jocelyn Timperley is a freelance climate and science journalist from Scotland and living in Edinburgh. She edits and writes for BBC Future and covers climate change for a wide variety of other publications including Wired and BBC Science Focus. She previously wrote about climate and energy policy for Carbon Brief. She has an MA in science journalism from City University London and studied environmental chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.

Subina Shrestha

Subina Shrestha is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated journalist and filmmaker. From undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath, Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters. She was a 2017 Nieman fellow at Harvard, a 2019 Global Media Fellow at Film Independent and a 2022 Ochberg fellow at Columbia.