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Climate Tracker Fellowship for Young Citizen Journalists (Fully-funded to COP27 in Egypt) 2023

We’re excited to announce our 2022 climate justice journalism fellowship for young reporters to cover the COP27, happening in Egypt!

Application Deadline: 19th August, 2022

Eligible Countries:

  • We do have one special set of Countries, and we will DEFINITELY SELECT at least ONE PERSON from the following Countries:
  • Indonesia | The Philippines | India | Ethiopia | Nigeria | Egypt | Bangladesh | Peru | Pakistan | Turkey
  • 4 other spots are available for anyone in the world (except Arab region, from Latinoamerica or Central Europe)

To Be Taken At (Country): Katowice, Poland

About the Award: Fully-funded chance to report from Egypt

We’re looking for 10 journalists to join this team, working on publishing stories in their local media as well as through Climate Tracker. As an in-person fellow, we’ll be covering the full cost of your travel, accommodation, stipend, and giving you 1 month of pre-COP27 online  training!

The world is already turning its gaze to the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the UN Climate Negotiations (COP27) will be taking place this year, from 7-18 November 2022. This conference could be a chance to turn the Glasgow outcome into action, through the implementation of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and financial strategies.

So, this year, we’re happy to let you know that there are two ways you can join our fellowship to get training and cover the critical issues for your country and region throughout the negotiations. You could be with the team in Egypt or you could opt to be part of our virtual team. Either way, you’ll be receiving training from climate reporters with years of experience telling the COP stories!

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility:

Ideal candidates will

  • Be 18-35 years old
  • Have at least 1 year of journalism experience
  • Have a hunger to improve as a journalist
  • Have a proven history of writing quality climate stories (show that you’ve published a climate or environmental story in the past 3 months)

Number of Awards: 5

Value of Award:

In-person fellow

Here’s what you’ll benefit from: 

  • Stipend
  • Full travel and accommodation coverage
  • Work and live with journalists from around the world, in Egypt
  • Be part of well-known COP Climate Tracker team
  • Interview and network with leading environment voices in the world
  • Track your country’s negotiations live and directly
  • 1 month of pre-COP27 online training in the lead up to the conference
  • Small group and individual mentoring throughout COP27
  • Support to edit and pitch your stories throughout COP27
  • Opportunities to work on collaborative stories with other reporters from around your region, and the world
  • Global publicity!

Once selected, we will get the ball rolling really quickly! Here’s a taste of what you’ll be jumping straight into:  

  • Publishing pre-COP27, during COP27, and after the negotiations have ended
  • Participating in all training sessions on the climate negotiations
  • Providing updates and relevant information on the proceedings to the global team of 12 online reporters also covering COP27

Not only is this a great opportunity to build your network around the world and engage with journalists beyond your country/region, it’s a fantastic chance to gain hands-on experience at the largest climate negotiation sessions in the world.

virtual reporters

Would you rather have the freedom to publish your stories remotely by joining our team of 12 online fellows? Then apply for this opportunity!

Here’s what you’ll benefit from: 

  • €250 stipend
  • 1 month of pre-COP27 online training in the lead up to the conference
  • Small group and individual mentoring throughout COP27
  • Support to edit and pitch your stories throughout COP27
  • Opportunities to work on collaborative stories with other reporters from around your region, and the world
  • Global publicity!

This chance could be for you if you…

  • Are willing and able to pitch and publish stories in your national media
  • Have a willingness to learn about climate politics
  • Have a good Wi-Fi connection
  • Can engage in some English-based trainings (though mentoring, publishing and individual training will be multilingual)
  • Are from or living in a developing country
  • Are keen to join the Climate Tracker family

If selected for this online opportunity, you’ll be expected to attend our training sessions and publish 3 COP27 stories (1 before the conference starts and 2 during the conference)

Duration of Program: 2 weeks in December 2018

How to Apply:

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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