World Water Day Media Workshop

UN-Water is calling for applications from environmental journalists for a Media Workshop which will take place during World Water Day in Tokyo, Japan. Up to 20 selected journalists will be sponsored to participate in a workshop which will include training and editorial sessions, meetings/interviews with experts and participation in the official UN celebration of World Water Day 2014.

Rationale
World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on 22 March, is this year dedicated to the theme ‘Water and Energy.’
Water demand could exceed 44% of the available annual resources by 2050 while energy demand could experience a 50% increase by the same date. As a consequence, the World faces a genuine challenge, without energy there is no water and without water, there is no energy.
Water and Energy inter-linkages have an important role in the post-2015 development agenda and the conceptualization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are indeed some main challenges, interconnections and opportunities for realizing synergies and benefits from joint responses on the water and energy nexus, including the design of climate resilience and green economies.

Workshop overview and program
Selected journalists will participate in a workshop, which will include training and editorial sessions, meetings/interviews with experts and participating in the official UN celebration of World Water Day 2014.
Two weeks after the workshop, the journalists will submit the articles, programmes and reportages they have prepared and, if agreed, they will also be featured on the World Water Day and the ‘Water for Life’ Decade websites.

Time and venue
The World Water Day media workshop is planned for 20-21 March and will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

Deadline for applications
Complete applications should be sent to water-decade@un.org until 10 February 2014 with the following subject line: Application for WWD Media Workshop. Successful candidates will be notified by 20 February 2014.

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