Call for applications: Biodiversity Reporting 101
This is a press release.
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), Youth Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, Silliman University Research and Environment News Service, and Philippine Eagle Foundation invite young journalists and communication officers based in the Visayas and Mindanao to apply as participants of Biodiversity Reporting 101.
Biodiversity Reporting 101 is an attempt to increase media interest in biological diversity. The project recognizes the crucial role of the mass media in making biodiversity a part of laymen’s everyday life.
The seminar-workshop aims to provide media practitioners with relevant information, key messages, and inputs related to biodiversity conservation in the ASEAN region.
The seminar-workshop series is a collaborative effort of the ACB, Silliman University Research and Environment News Service, and Philippine Eagle Foundation.
Through the funding support of the US embassy Manila's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, 3 sessions will be held in the Philippines. Eventually, ACB will work to replicate Biodiversity Reporting 101 in other ASEAN member states.
Who can join?
You can send an application if you are:
- An editor, reporter, or communication officer involved in communicating environmental issues
- Aged 35 and below
- Interested to learn more about biodiversity of the ASEAN region
- Willing to write a story under any biodiversity thematic concerns such as ecotourism, urban biodiversity, business and biodiversity, and agro-biodiversity, among others – details of which will be discussed during the seminar-workshop
- Based in the Philippines and able to attend one of the 3 sessions: one in Metro Manila, in Dumaguete, and in Davao.
How can you join?
If you want to learn more about biodiversity reporting, kindly answer this form. Please take note of the deadlines for the two remaining Biodiversity Reporting 101 events. We will get in touch with those who will be selected.
|Venue||Deadline of Applications||Date of Event|
|Metro Manila (completed)||November 25, 2015||December 4, 2015|
|Dumaguete||February 17, 2016||February 29, 2016|
|Davao City||April 10, 2016||April 23, 2016|
Why join this seminar-workshop?
Upon completion of the seminar-workshop, you will automatically be part of the groups, Southeast Asia Communication, Education, and Public Awareness (CEPA) and Media Network on Biodiversity.
You will also have access to relevant opportunities and information on the ASEAN region, particularly on biodiversity-related events.