InfoCongo welcomes writers, creators, designers, cartographers and information specialists to present a proposition for our Stories, Maps and Data Visualization Grants.
Application Deadline: twentieth May 2017
Qualified Countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia
About the Award: InfoCongo.org is a news and information stage that Internews Earth Journalism Network in Central Africa. Propelled in August 2015, the activity intends to recognize and open up nearby and global columnists committed to covering natural issues in the area. Our principal mission is to demonstrate the effects of natural change on human lives and biological systems. Consequently, we organize stories about timberlands, water, environmental change, wildlife, extractive enterprises, clashes and violations.
InfoCongo utilizes geo-referenced data, mapping and information representation to recount stories and we invite joint effort with kindred writers, creators, engineers, mapmakers and others to help us convey the area’s basic problems that need to be addressed. The grant opportunity is interested in media and outline experts from Congo Basin nations, and also to different nationalities inspired by these issues or officially working in the locale.
Qualification: Our reserve offers little grants extending from $500 to $1,500 to bolster stories and visuals that uncover and enlighten urgent issues in the Congo Basin. Recommendations ought to concentrate on the creation of at least one story, guide or information perception component.
We invite recommendations from free writers and furthermore from set up (little and huge) media outlets. Visual fashioners, mapmakers, videographers and photographers are likewise welcome to apply, if they can demonstrate cases of past work. In a perfect world, candidates ought to be situated in a Congo Basin nation and additionally show that the effect of the story on their group of onlookers will decidedly impact advancement in the Congo locale.
Proposition must demonstrate an outlet in which the candidate arrangements to distribute. These outlets are allowed to air or distribute the material in the first place, insofar as they consent to joint production on InfoCongo.org and the Earth Journalism Network site. If chosen, a consent to arrangement will require duty from the media outlet to distribute or communicate the story, expecting it meets publication gauges.
Choice Criteria: We are occupied with recommendations that pays attention on:
Illicit abuse and exchange natural life and forests assets in the Congo Basin;
The cost of human clashes on forests and protection;
Environmental change and forest related stories;
The social and natural expenses and advantages of particular national and territorial advancement tasks, for example, dams, mines, mechanical zones, ports, oil and gas ventures, roadways and financial land and ranger service concessions;
Natural Impact Assessments and capable speculation approach and preparation, and other social and ecological protections;
Positive stories highlighting best practices for territorial improvement undertakings, approaches or hone.
Estimation of Award: InfoCongo will consider stipend demands for columnists, web engineers, picture takers, videographers, information examiners and cartographers. Costs for travel, explore or potentially database get to, and interpretation may likewise be secured. Settled expenses for office supplies or hardware, in any case, won’t be secured.
We anticipate that financial plans will not surpass $1,500 per proposition.
The most effective method to Apply: As a component of the application procedure, candidates should give an organized spending that evaluates costs for the venture and subtle elements on how the assets will be utilized. Spending will be checked on in view of the criteria illustrated above (see “What Expenses May Be Covered?”).
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Grant Provider: Earth Journalism Network