Deadline: 30 November 2016
Open to: journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organizations
Costs: bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals
In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is important that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD’s conference on Jan. 23 to 26, 2017. IFAD works with those most affected by poverty, food security, gender inequality, environment and climate change.
Participants will build expertise and increase knowledge of issues faced by rural communities. Journalists will have access to high profile delegates, leading experts in the issues, including IFAD and UN technical experts, as well as small holder farmers.
- Be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organizations;
- Have at least two years of experience and a good level in spoken and written English;
- Candidates should include professional evidence of their interest in rural peoples’ issues and development.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, through IFAD funding and support, offers full bursaries for journalists from developing world countries working for established media organisations. Bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals. Please note that you need to check visa requirements and ensure you have the necessary documentation required. The cost of your visa and any other related costs will be the responsibility of the participant. This arrangement is subject to variation.
How to Apply?
The applications are to be submitted online. The deadline is November 30 2016.
Please provide the following: Statement explaining your motivation to attend: your CV or biography; and two examples of your work.