Call to Action: Be the ‘Young Environmental Journalist’

The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency � UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) calls for 50 young volunteers to join the online campaign ‘Young Environmental Journalist’.

Online volunteers will help the EGP produce inspiring stories of change related to environmental and human rights protection the mining sector in Colombia, Kenya, Mozambique and Mongolia. For 8 weeks, the young volunteers will work in groups to submit a draft story every week for review. Selected stories will be featured on the World Bank/UNDP extractive industries platform, the new EGP website and promoted on UNDP and Swedish social media.

Apply here.

More details on requirements here.

To participate in the campaign, volunteers need to enrolled in high school or college or aged between 14 and 24 and register with the UNV online volunteering platform. They will also need to be fluent in English and at least one of the local languages in the target countries.

For Paul Mukutu, a young Kenyan environmental defender working with Power Shift � in Nairobi, the ‘power of the youth in the environmental movement is growing so much and so fast that all traditional powers, such as the State and the Companies, are now listening to us’. Paul has been participating in the EGP activities since early 2018. For him, this new campaign ‘can give young people voice and a global platform to learn, share and build powerful networks.’

The online volunteers will receive a UN certificate upon completion of the campaign and will also receive online training about environmental and human rights protection in the mining sector, as well as storytelling and citizen journalism.

Source: United Nations Development Programme