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.