DESERTIFICATION: Global South Media Briefing for Indian & African Journalists

September 5-8, 2019

New Delhi, India 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi (India) invites journalists working in India and Africa to its Global South Media Briefing on Desertification, to be held from September 5-8, 2019. 

The briefing will be conducted over two days at India Habitat Centre, in Delhi. It will be followed by an outstation field trip. 

A special issue of Down To Earth magazine – on desertification – will be released on the occasion. The issue would contain contributions from Indian as well as African writers. 

CSE has a long and illustrious legacy of having worked on some of the fundamental issues related to desertification –water conservation and management; the politics and science of droughts; climate change, adaptation and mitigation, among other things. This media briefing would be expected to bring together experts on land degradation, water management and conservation, climate change etc to demystify the real concerns in desertification – especially in the context of two regions which are the most affected by it: India and Africa. 

Though the briefing coincides with the 14th Conference of Parties (CoP) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which will be hosted by India in September, it is not related in any way to the UN event. In fact, it is expected to offer a unique and additional perspective on this issue to journalists. 

CSE will support the travel and accommodation of the selected journalists. The last date for sending in your application for registration is July 15, 2019. Interested African journalists are requested to send in their applications as early as possible, as visa formalities etc take time.

Register here.

Journalists who write on water conservation and management, desertification, land and forest degradation, agriculture, climate change etc would be preferred.

Sukanya Nair / 8816818864