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Training workshop for French-speaking journalists

Status: Open

Organisation: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Deadline: 21/07/2024

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Prior to the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the UNCCD, the Convention Secretariat is organising a training workshop for French-speaking journalists who cover the African continent on desertification and the role of the media in promoting sustainable land management practices.

This training workshop will take place during 2-6 September 2024, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the sideline of the 20th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Journalists will have the opportunity to exchange with experts in sustainable land management and desertification, and to participate in a field visit.

The workshop will address major concerns related to land degradation, desertification and drought, as well as the role of the media in this context and strategies specific to better address these subjects.

Eligibility and selection criteria

The call is open to French-speaking journalists interested in environmental issues. Each applicant must submit:

  • A letter of recommendation from the editor-in-chief of the applicant’s organization. Freelancers must provide a copy of the press card.
  • A cover letter of one page maximum explaining the journalist’s interest in participating in the workshop.
  • Links or copies of the last three reports or publications on the subject.
Application guidelines

The deadline for applications is July 21, 2024. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please click here.

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