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Hivos and Climate Tracker launch Energy Journalism Competition in Africa

Hivos and Climate Tracker launch Energy Journalism Competition in Africa

Deadline: 8 March 2020

Together with Climate Tracker, Hivos will be training and sending six journalists to cover the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Rwanda, this May (26th-28th).

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
The Sustainable Energy for All Forum will convene experts and decision makers to take progress on what is working in the establishing of the Sustainable Development Goals and to mobilize resources and new financial instruments. A vibrant meeting place to showcase action towards sustainable energy, with entrepreneurs, community leaders, city leaders, policy makers, financiers and investors.


Write and publish a story focusing on any of the following theme:

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Energy access
Clean energy cooking
Right to energy transition
Ensuring everyone benefits from sustainable energy access
Sustainable energy and climate change
Applicants role as a fellow

As a fellow, applicant will receive training on climate and journalism organized by Climate Tracker, participate in group interviews with high-level officials/experts, and network with people from all over the world!
All expenses will be covered for the fellows as part of the fellowship.
After the Forum, the six fellows will be part of an eight-week-long investigative reporting scholarship guided by Climate Tracker, to have a chance to refine applicants journalism skills and report on the pressing energy issues of applicants country.
Eligibility Criteria

They are looking for young journalists from across Africa who want to write incredible stories about the energy challenges in their home country.
For journalists, this will be a career-defining opportunity to meet, learn from and interview the world’s top entrepreneurs, community leaders, city leaders, policy makers, financiers and investors in the energy space.
The Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SEforALL) will bring together the world’s most renowned energy experts and decision makers in what is sure to be the premier global meeting on the unique energy challenges facing the continent.
Through a unique partnership with Hivos, they are now looking for 6 amazing African journalists to join their team at the SEforALL Forum and help shape one of the most important debates of their time.
The 6 fellows will receive a fully funded fellowship to travel to Kigali for the event, undergo exclusive training from leading energy experts and journalists, and an investigative story grant to cover energy issues back in their home country – all mentored by the Climate Tracker Team.
How to Apply

You will need to publish and submit an article to the Climate Tracker App.

For more information, visit https://east-africa.hivos.org/news/hivos-and-climate-tracker-launch-energy-journalism-competition/

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