Call for expression of interest to participate in the journalism training on climate change and sustainable development

06 August 2018

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will be providing a training on climate change and sustainable development for 15 young South African journalists.

The DEA and GIZ recognise that providing simplified information about climate change and sustainable development to the general public is key to raising awareness and foster appropriate response towards changes and adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change. It is for this reason that the DEA and GIZ are offering a free non-accredited training to young South African journalists to enhance their knowledge in climate change and sustainable development issues.

The Department’ Head of Communications and Spokesperson Mr Albi Modise says “the DEA develops numerous policies related to environmental conservation, including the national response to climate mitigation and adaptation, for the benefit of the current and future generations. As such, it is important that such policies be clearly articulated to the people. The training will certainly enable member of the media to acquire a deep understanding of matters relating to climate change policies, international engagements and sustainable development.”

Interested journalists who meet the following requirements may submit their CVs to the email address provided below: 

Requirements:

  • Previously disadvantaged South African under the age of 35;
  • Currently working as a journalist in any of the national, regional or community media outlet;
  • Must be able to publish articles which will form part of the training assignments;

Only 15 applicants who meet the above requirements will be afforded an opportunity to participate on the training. Given that this is on a first-come-first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to express their interest as soon as possible.

Applications may be sent to:

Ernest Mulibana
E-mail: emulibana@environment.gov.za
Cell: +27 (0)82 263 7372

Closing date: Wednesday 8 August 2018

For media queries contact:
Albi Modise
Cell: (0)83 490 2871

Issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH