Report on the Workshop on Food Security and Rural Development in South Asia

Deadline: 19 Sep 22

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists from South Asia to apply for the workshop, which will cover food security, food production, markets and climate issues and will include a skills lab on online verification, social media and digital storytelling.

The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is sponsoring this course, which will build expertise and increase knowledge on issues faced by rural communities, help journalists present new viewpoints and to promote discussion on how small-scale agriculture can meet growing demand. and the critical need to support rural transformation as food insecurity, climate change and economic uncertainty intensify.

Advantages

By attending, you will gain access to leading IFAD experts who are exploring ways to address the challenges of addressing climate change, food security and production issues amid rising prices and economic fallout from COVID-19. 19 and global supply issues. You will have the opportunity to interview them on the problems of your country.

Eligibility criteria
  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors working for media organizations based in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
  • Applicants should have at least two years of work experience, have a good level of spoken and written English and should explain in their application why they will benefit from attending this course and how they plan to use the learning in their professional work.
  • The Foundation would also like to see professional evidence of your interest in the field of rural people’s issues and development.

For more information, visit https://www.trust.org/media-development/opportunities/?sfid=a053z00000xz2s0AAA&sfProgId=a15D0000018F4CWIA0&areaOfFocus=Climate%20Change,%20Environment%20&%20Resilience

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