EmPower Media Bootcamp: Storytelling and Reporting on Gender and Climate Change in a COVID world

Start Date: Monday September 14, 2020

End Date: Tuesday October 13, 2020

Location: Online


As the global community contends with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic slowdown, public discourse is already shifting from response to recovery and building back better from these crises. Yet, while we respond to one emergency, we have another simmering in the background. The climate crisis and ecosystem collapse are not slowing down during this period. Women, girls, indigenous peoples and marginalized communities in vulnerable sectors like agriculture, fisheries, forestry etc. are likely to face more health impacts and loss of livelihoods due to climate change in the recovery phase.

Calling all early career journalists from the Asia-Pacific region interested in reporting on issues of climate change, gender equality, disasters!

Bringing together policy experts, activists and seasoned journalists, this bootcamp will take 15-20 participants through once-a-week sessions for 4 weeks touching on the following themes: 

  1. The Current State of Play, 
  2. Data and using climate and gender data for storytelling, 
  3. Reframing narratives to move from vulnerability to solutions and finally,
  4. A spotlight session on Leadership with some women champions working on climate action.

At the end of the bootcamp, participants will be asked to work on their own story pitches. The medium of instruction will be English and it will take place online on Zoom but we hope this is a fruitful experience for all!