UN-OHRLLS Voices of A Brighter Future for Journalists from Least Developing Countries (Fully-funded to Lisbon, Portugal) 2018

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The United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is looking for inspiring stories on how sustainable energy positively impacts communities and individuals in the world’s Least Developed Countries.

Application Deadline: 16th March 2018

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia,

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To Be Taken At (Country): Lisbon, Portugal

Type: Contest


  • Submissions must have been published or broadcast between 16 August 2017 and 16 March 2018. Please read the guidelines for submissions in full.
  • this competition is only open for journalists who are nationals from Least Developed Countries.

Selection: Entries will be judged by a high-level panel from the United Nations, sustainable energy and media sector.

Number of Awards: 3

Value of Award: Three winners of the ‘Voices of A Brighter Future’ competition will have their work featured by the United Nations and other news outlets, with travel and expenses covered to report from the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Lisbon, Portugal 2-3 May 2018.

How to Apply: Apply Here

Before applying, it is important to go through the Terms and Conditions on the Program Webpage (see Link below).

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: This competition has been made possible with the generous financial support of the Government of Norway.

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