Introduction

Introduction 

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).  

Eligibility

To apply for this opportunity, you must: 

  • Be a Nepali citizen 
  • Be aged 18 and above at the time of applying  
  • Be female-identifying, women-identifying, queer, trans, intersex and/or nonbinary 
  • Not have more than 5 years of experience in reporting climate issues. 

How to apply

You can apply through the Apply now button on this page, which asks you to submit an initial proposal for a story you would like to work on. The story idea does not have to be final. We highly recommend you read through our FAQ documents, hosted at the bottom of the page, before applying. 

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM (NST) on Tuesday 20 September 2022. 

We expect to be in touch with applicants regarding the outcome by Friday 23 September 2022. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch at arts@britishcouncil.org.np 

 

* Information in Nepali can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. The application form is bi-lingual. 

Timeline

Activities  Date 
Call for application opens
1 September 2022  
Application deadline   
20 September 2022
Outcome notified to all applicants 23 September 2022
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.

Sabina 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.