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Virtual Media Workshop on Net Zero in Africa 2024

Status: Open

  • Training & education

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Deadline: 23/07/2024

Location: Online

Earth Journalism Network is hosting a virtual media workshop on August 20, 21 and 22 for journalists in Africa interested in reporting on net zero.


The virtual media workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the net zero target, including its history, pathways to achieve it, key terminology and why it is an essential topic for every climate and environmental journalist to be covering.

Over the course of three days, participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their thematic and technical understanding of Africa’s energy landscape, from net zero finance and policy measures to an analysis of different African nations’ energy mix.

Participants will also hear from thematic experts and fellow journalists on the successes and challenges at regional and country levels as well as the dynamics of global conversations and negotiations.

The workshop will discuss topics relevant for Africa as a continent but will spotlight examples and case studies from different African regions and contexts.

The final agenda of the workshop will be shared with selected participants in August.


Applicants can be from any country in Africa; applicants from South Africa, Nigeria, and Algeria, and Morocco are particularly encouraged to apply.

For the purposes of this grant opportunity, they will only be accepting applications in English. Applicants must have a working understanding of English to participate in the workshop.

Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience and a history of covering environmental and net zero issues. They encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organisations—international, national, local and community-based.


They plan to accept approximately 30-40 participants for the workshop. Successful applicants will be notified by late July. The workshop will take place virtually on Zoom over three days from 9am-1pm each day (SAST time).

How to apply

The deadline for applications is July 23, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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