Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth, previously untold climate change stories in the Pacific Islands.
VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE PACIFIC
Pacific Island countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and are already facing climatic stresses on the region’s food security, disaster response capacity, and water availability. In some cases, the conditions undermine the continued viability of human habitation in parts of the region. Communities living in regions with climate changes that undermine their livelihoods rarely have the opportunity to have their stories told in the media.
The Earth Journalism Network is looking to capture these stories and support journalists in opening up the information flow around climate change issues in the region.
We are looking for story proposals focused on issues related to climate change resilience, adaptation, and natural resource management in the Pacific Islands, including gender implications and perspectives on these issues.
We welcome all story ideas, but proposals that focus on new stories or angles that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already been widely covered or don’t provide unique angles on the topic are less likely to be selected.
EJN is offering grants ranging up to a maximum of 1000 USD, depending on the proposal and method of coverage, but it is of course advantageous to request smaller amounts. Applicants should provide a detailed budget using the template linked below with clear justification for the amount requested.
We expect that proposals will largely reflect the equipment that applicants already have access to, and we are less likely to approve budgets that heavily focus on obtaining new supplies.