Are you an emerging women journalist who loves to tell stories? Are you passionate about climate change and how it impacts women and gender minorities? If yes, this opportunity might be for you.
What’s it about?
We are offering 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 will facilitate the sessions in journalism with national and international experts in scientific research and climate change as guest facilitators. During the workshop, participants will be mentored to develop their own stories about climate and gender, focusing on their local community and areas. They will also have the opportunity to engage with climate change experts and scientists.
As part of the workshop, the participants will be expected to write a proposal for a non-fiction story reported through any medium, with a budget proposal. The participants will then receive a grant to support the development and publication of their stories.
The participants will have the opportunity to get one-to-one mentoring from the 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. Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQ) document in the download section (in Nepali and English).