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Climate Tracker COP28 Energy justice team

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: Climatetracker.org

Deadline: 03/08/2023

Location: Africa

Are you a young African journalist (18-35 years) passionate about climate change reporting and would love to report on COP28? Then this opportunity is for you! 

Climate Tracker is looking for four fellows from Africa who will join our global team of journalists to cover the global climate summit in-person and virtually from November 30, 2023 – December 12, 2023.

What is the opportunity?

In-person or Virtual Reporting: Two finalists will be fully funded to attend the COP28 conference in Dubai, while an additional two will be part of a virtual team reporting from their preferred locations.


  • Travel on a fully funded trip to Dubai to cover the most global climate summit
  • Accommodations and stipend coverage for the duration of the fellowship
  • Opportunity to live and work with a diverse team of journalists from around the world.
  • Receive  pre-COP28 online training in the lead-up to the conference
  • Track your country’s negotiations live and directly
  • Receive pre-COP28 online training in the lead-up to the conference
  • Group discussions and mentoring throughout COP28
  • Gain global exposure
  • Interview and network with leading environmental voices in the world
  • Produce impactful climate stories of global relevance

What are the requirements?

  • Your story can be in any language or style.
  • It has to be published in a national media publication in Africa, or with an African focus
  • It can be on radio, television, digital, or print, but we need a link or evidence of the story
  • It can be in any format or length
  • It must be an original story, published between July 2nd and August 2nd, 2023

Who is eligible?

  • Currently living and working in an African country
  • Between 18 – 35 this year
  • Able to attend or watch at least 1 out of 2 competition webinars in July
  • A published journalist, author, or reporterIf you have written on climate change before, great – but this is not required. If you are interested in taking on this challenge, let’s go!
  • Able to publish a story between June 30 – August 3rd, 2023
  • Able to report on COP28 this year, between November 27 to December 15
  • Able to attend a 6-week, online pre-COP training (3-4 hours commitment per week) between October to mid-November
  • Not currently funded to attend or report on COP28 already

How to apply

You will have to publish the story within the application period (June 30 to August 3, 2023) and submit a link to the story here

What next after applying? Wait to get feedback! If you are shortlisted, Climate Tracker will send you an email to schedule a possible interview date, after which we will make the final announcement of successful fellows.

Haven’t reported on COP before? Not to worry, Climate Tracker will organise a series of webinars and training sessions ahead of the conference to get you adequately prepared for the job ahead.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with your application, feel free to contact Vivian Chime at vivian@climatetracker.org.

Learn more about the fellowship here and apply.

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