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EJN Biodiversity Fellowships at UN Conference in Canada 2022

EJN Biodiversity Fellowships

Opportunities Circle is here with the EJN Biodiversity Fellowships at UN Conference in Canada. Earth Journalism Network invites Professional journalists from low and middle-income countries to apply for this fully funded fellowship. They will attend and report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in December 2022. The United Nations fellowship will occur in Montreal, Canada, from 7 December to 19 December 2022. Candidates will also get mentorship from EJN trainers and senior journalists who have valuable experience covering other UN summits. Fellows will engage with their cohort and exchange ideas for effective reporting on the issues under negotiation. Eight fellows will be selected for the fellowship. Moreover, they will participate in specially designed activities, including an orientation session with biodiversity experts and interviews with high-level professionals.

Representatives from 195 nations will gather at the upcoming 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The UN Biodiversity Conference’s central theme is to talk about deepening biodiversity crises that are causing a collapse of a natural ecosystem. This has led to a catastrophic collapse of the ecosystem we depend upon for survival. They are looking to adopt the “Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework” at COP15.

Furthermore, the journalism fellowship in Canada is an excellent chance for candidates to strengthen their capacity to report on biodiversity issues. Fellows will engage with international journalists from diverse backgrounds. This international fellowship seeks journalists with experience covering biodiversity and other environmental topics. So don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and apply now. The last date to apply is 15 September 2022.

Duration: 7 December to 19 December 2022

 

Here are more details about the EJN Biodiversity Fellowships

  • Country: Canada
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Check the official website for the list of eligible countries
  • Deadline: September 15, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Following are the eligibility criteria for the EJN Biodiversity Fellowships 2022:

    • Candidates must be professional journalists or representing an established media house from low or middle-income countries.
    • They must have experience reporting on environmental issues.
    • Furthermore, they must be available to arrive in Montreal by 5 December 2022.
    • In addition, they must commit to staying to cover the entire two weeks of the COP and participate in fellowship activities.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of support from an editor or media outlet, committing to publish or broadcast any stories produced due to this fellowship. This is expected from both staffers and freelancers.
    • They must submit samples of their work, which can be uploaded as documents or web links. Candidates can submit them in any language, but they must include a short English synopsis. Clips related to biodiversity issues are preferred.

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    Benefits :

    EJN Biodiversity Fellowships at the UN conference provide the following benefits:

    • This program will provide non-refundable economy-class airfare.
    • Provision of accommodation, meals, travel insurance, and transportation costs.
    • They will also reimburse meals and other transport expenses acquired in transit, including COVID testing.
    • The host will also facilitate the press accreditation process and provide logistical support for the trip.
    • Any process of obtaining a Visa is a fellow’s responsibility. However, EJN can reimburse visa costs.
    • Selected fellows will be responsible for their safety during travel. Also, they have to make sure that they meet any requirements for travel and attendance.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    • Applications will be evaluated based on their interest and experience in covering biodiversity and other environmental topics.
    • Following the conference, story ideas with potential for impact and audience reach of the proposed media outlet.
    • Gender balance and the geographical distribution across the cohort.

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    Application Process:

    • Candidates can apply by visiting apply now link given below.
    • Register your account if not registered already.
    • Make sure to fill out the application form with valid data and information.
    • Ensure to provide all the necessary details.
    • You can click “Save Draft” if you want to complete your application form later.
    • In case of any difficulty, email [email protected].
    • Make sure to submit your application form before the deadline.
    • The deadline to apply for Biodiversity Fellowships 2022 is 15 September 2022.

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