We haven’t updated some of our pages in a while as we are preparing for a big site-wide upgrade coming soon, so I thought instead I would write a post about how to get involved in Youth Climate Report if anyone is wondering.

  1. If you live in Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo-Brazzaville, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malta, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, UAE please get in touch with your Country Director most of whom are listed here. If they are not listed on that page, please get in touch with Emmanuel Marfo and he can put you in touch with your CD. Please work with your CD to coordinate your efforts, share resources and learn which scientists and researchers are available for interviews.
  2. If you live in a country not listed above you can get involved in one of two ways:
    1. you can submit video reports directly to us by uploading to YouTube and sending us a link; OR
    2. you can apply to be a Country Director for your country.

Some things to think about: becoming a CD will be great for your resume but will take a considerable time commitment on your part, all on an unpaid, volunteer basis. In addition to loads of time, you will need to have good organizational skills and some friends or colleagues who share your passion for climate change journalism to support you as a team in your country. You or your team should also have good social media skills as we expect you to set up a country Twitter account and country Facebook group to actively promote your work.

Some of the CDs for the countries listed above may be looking for team support, so be sure to ask them if you can be involved in this way if you are interested.

So, give it some thought, determine your commitment level and then get in touch!

 

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