Journalists’ Fellowship on Disaster Risk Reduction

SEEDS Asia has launched a fellowship programme in the form of a research grant for Bangladesh journalists who have experience in reporting disasters. The aim of the fellowship is to build a disaster resilient Dhaka city through the publication of in-depth articles and broadcasts to raise public awareness and sensitize policy makers, stakeholders and community to the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Journalists from both national level mainstream print and electronic media of Bangladesh can apply to the Seeds Asia, Dhaka office for further details. The final selection of fellowships will be conducted by a panel of experts. The selected fellows will be extended a grant to support their research activity for their final publications.

In addition, SEEDS Asia will conduct a seminar to provide important information on DRR scientific data and related environmental and social issues conducted for the selected journalists as part of its support programme for the fellowship.

Eligibility

Restricted to journalists covering issues related to environment, disaster, climate change and disaster related health risks and social issues during the last two years or longer. The applicant must also be a full-time employee of national daily or monthly newspapers, television companies, radio stations or online news portal in Bangladesh.

Application Procedure

The intended applicants need to submit –

# Application letter containing outlines of two stories on DRR

# Resume with photograph,

# Three copies (newspaper cutting/television footage/online version printout with link) of their previous reports on environment, disaster and climate change issues –

to the address of SEEDS Asia Bangladesh Office – A8, 4F, House 27, Road 44, Gulshan 2, Dhaka– 1212 by June 15th 2017.  (Application can submit either in Bangla or English language)

The applicants can also apply via e-mail – [email protected] by June 15th 2017 under the subject – “Application for Journalists’ Fellowship on DRR”. Inclusion of other documents –scanned—must be sent. The intended applicants must also to attach their previous newspaper cutting in PDF/JPG format.

SEEDS Asia is a foremost DRR research and dissemination organization based in Kobe, Japan. It has a respected international experience with a special focus on strengthening urban resilience, community participation and research in the Asia-Pacific region.

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