Updated Dec 08, 2017CLOSED

Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants

Offered by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Internews as part of Environmental Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants Program

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

This grant opportunity presents an opportunity for media organisations throughout Asia and the Pacific to think critically about how to build local capacity for reporting and information exchange around climate change, natural resource management and the environment.
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CLOSEDJan 14, 2018Deadline
Up to $20,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAsia and Pacific
Focus AreasEnvironment and Communications and Media

Established media organizations, journalism networks, universities and journalism schools are welcome to apply. The organizational grants can also be used to support the establishment of environmental journalism networks in places where they don't exist. In such cases, applicants should note their affiliations with existing media organizations, if applicable, or provide detailed plans about how this project would facilitate the creation of a new organization.

NGOs and research institutes will also be considered, but only those with strong media and communication programs who are dedicated to support fair and accurate reporting. As Internews is a media development organization, we will not consider applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesThe most vulnerable communities and policy makers, and boost the voices of marginalised groups (women, youth and indigenous people).Particular attention should be given to the adaptation needs, challenges, efforts and success stories of vulnerable and marginalized communities.
Planned Usage of FundsThe EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the generation of media reports on climate change, environment and natural resource management issues, disseminate news and information to the most vulnerable communities and policy makers, and boost the voices of marginalised groups (women, youth and indigenous people) who are most at risk of climate change and environmental problems.

Proposed activities should be designed to contribute towards at least one of the following outcomes:

- Policy makers, people and communities have improved and reliable access to quality socio-environmental news and information;
-Improved organizational capacity to report on socio-environment issues in an accurate and compelling way;
-Improved organizational capacity to produce greater quantity and quality of socio-environmental news and information;
-Reduced exclusion of marginalized groups in socio-environmental information;
-Peer and multi-stakeholder engagement around socio-environmental issues.

While content production is an important aspect of the proposed activities, applications should include some form of networking, knowledge sharing, and/or capacity-building component.

Under specific circumstances, we are open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events, but these activities should facilitate the building of networks and/or are part of a training process.

Although the funding can be used for the purchasing of technical equipment, applicants should clearly state how the equipment can contribute to the expected outcomes and outputs. The cost of equipment should also make up a relatively small proportion of the overal budget and not the budget in its entirety.
Financial StatementsApplicants are required to submit a budget. Please build your project budget usingthis form.

Projects that can offer or raise co-financing to complement EJN’s support will be favorably viewed. Please indicate co-financing, if any, in the budget.
Impact Evaluation/M&E PlanGrantees are expected to give their full cooperation in monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects, and are encouraged to submit their own monitoring and evaluation plan along with their application. The final monitoring and evaluation plan will be agreed upon by EJN and each individual grantee.

Successful applicants will be facilitated to undertake a participatory Organizational Capacity Assessment, as part of the capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation process of the EJN Asia-Pacific project.

Application Directions

You must be logged in to your account on www.earthjournalism.net to submit an application;

If you do not already have an account on the EJN site, you must register for an account before applying.

Application And Awards Process

We expect to update applicants on the status of their proposals within a month after the closing of the call.
Round 11-2 months
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