Thomson Reuters Foundation: Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development Workshop

Deadline: 2 January 2019

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is inviting journalists for its Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development workshop.

In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is important that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified. With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialised UN agency, they will bring together journalists from around the world to attend this workshop aimed to enable journalists to tell the story of rural development.

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

Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Eligibility 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.
  • They would also like to see professional evidence of applicants interest in the field of rural peoples’ issues and development.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, Please visit https://tmsnrt.rs/2RHVR3q

  • Jama says:

    Is Somalia eligible for applying this grants?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Jama,

      Yes, Somalia is eligible to apply. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Philemon chanja says:

    Hallo
    Thank you for you interest of knowing development of rural poors who base on agriculture.
    Professionally I am a teacher i ask to join in your program, I am able to act as your guidelines set.
    I’m so interested with agriculture hereby I have completed UN COURSE on NAP-Ag mooc
    I wait your go ahead. I am a Tanzanian.
    Thank you..

    • Reena says:

      Hi Philemon chanja,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Husseini Abubakar says:

    As a Journalist of over twenty years of experience I have reported various issues as it concerns the rural poor and am interested in this conference, am I eligible.

    • Reena says:

      Hi Husseini Abubakar,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • nyanga rhembo says:

    A agriculture is the backbone of our country Uganda, but we still have challenges i accessing funds to boost our productivity especially small scale Agro processors. I have a maize and Rice milling machine but the capacity is low compared to the demand.Now i need a bigger capacity mill am i eligible?

    • Reena says:

      Hi Nyanga rhembo,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Mahboba says:

    Iam reporter in Afghanistan 24 tv

    • Reena says:

      HI Mahboba,

      Yes, Afghanistan is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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