Menu

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 2020 Young Environmental Journalists

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), UNDP, and UN Volunteers (UNV) launch a second round of  the ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ campaign, to address environmental and human rights impacts in the mining sector in four resource-rich countries: Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia and Mozambique.

This joint campaign is aimed at empowering young volunteers between the ages of 18-31, to raise awareness about, and have a voice in decisions around management, and use of mineral resources.

The 70 selected ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ will work with the joint Swedish EPA – UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) to produce inspiring stories of change and build a strong network of young journalists and environmental and human rights defenders.

The best stories and interviews will be published by the Inter Press Service (IPS) and other media outlets in the four programme countries, including Kenya’s Daily Reporter and In-Depth News (IDN). The stories will be promoted via UN, UNDP, EGP website and on Swedish Environment Protection Agency platform.

Mining sector is a major cause of biodiversity and ecosystem loss in many developing countries. It can threaten the land use pattern and the ecosystem, putting in jeopardy the already endangered wildlife and increasing the risk of zoonotic diseases, such as COVID-19. Mining-related pollution is also a major source of environmental degradation and health problems.  

About United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all ... read more


Subscribe for scholarship alert.
Be among the first to know whenever new United Nations Development Program (UNDP) scholarship is going on. Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button ↓
Like our website? Follow us on Facebook

UNDP Young Environmental Journalists


Aim and Benefits of UNDP Young Environmental Journalists

Seventy selected candidates through the UNV online volunteering service will take part in online training courses, including the UNITAR course on environmental governance of the mining sector, and participate in a series of webinars with journalists, editors and experts from August to November 2020.

The online volunteers who complete the mandatory online courses and participate in all virtual meetings will receive a certificate from UNV, UNDP and the Swedish EPA. They will also receive a certificate from the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). 


Requirements for UNDP Young Environmental Journalists Qualification

To participate in the campaign, volunteers need to be

  • Between 18 – 31 years of age, and register with the UNV online volunteering platform.
  • Fluent in English and at least one of the local languages in Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia or Mozambique.
  • The process is open to all, regardless of citizenship but demonstrating knowledge about environmental and human rights issues in the targeted four countries will be an asset.
  • No traveling required.

Eligible Countries: Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia or Mozambique. 


Checkout: 100 Study Abroad Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on www.onlinevolunteering.org to apply

For more details, visit UNDP website.

How To Apply For Scholarships - And Get Taken

How To Write A Scholarship Essay - Scholarship Essay Examples

Scholarshiptab.com
Share this scholarship
Subscribe for scholarship alert.
Be among the first to know whenever new United Nations Development Program (UNDP) scholarship is going on. Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button ↓
Like our website? Follow us on Facebook

Scholarships You May Like

Subscribe for scholarship alert.
Be among the first to know whenever new United Nations Development Program (UNDP) scholarship is going on. Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button ↓
Like our website? Follow us on Facebook

Popular Scholarships

Scholarship Tips

Cookies help us analyze your behavior in order to improve your experience; and third parties use them to create personalized advertising. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Ok