Deadline:

2 January, 2019.

Location:

Rome, Italy 

(Fully Funded)

Description

Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialised UN agency, we will bring together journalists from around the world to attend this workshop aimed to enable journalists to tell the story of rural development.  The aim is to build specific expertise and increase familiarity and knowledge of issues faced by rural communities, help journalists to present new viewpoints, promote discussion and dialogue on how small-scale agriculture can respond to the growing demand for food, and highlight the essential need to support rural transformation and smallholder agriculture.

More Details

The workshop will take place during IFAD’s annual Governing Council.  Being at the conference will allow journalists access to high profile delegates, leading experts in the issues, including IFAD and UN technical experts, as well as a number of small holder farmers who will be invited.

IFAD works with those most affected by poverty, food security, gender inequality, environment and climate change.

At this workshop you will be expected to work on and file stories for your own news organisations on the themes and issues presented.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

4 Days

From 12 February till 15 February.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to a media organisation.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, and should have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
  • We would also like to see professional evidence of your interest in the field of rural peoples’ issues and development.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Second Step:

  • Fill out your personal information and provide the information required related to your experience and profession.

Third Step:

  • Submit the Form.

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This Scholarship Published by:
“Alaa Faramawy/ Egypt”

Reviewed by” Ahmed Samy/ Egypt – Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt
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