UN Biodiversity Conference in Cali, Colombia 2024 (Fully Funded)

Applications are open for the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cali, Colombia. This is a fully funded conference announced by the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) for the Journalists to cover the 16th UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties (COP16) from October 21, 2024, to November 1, 2024. The participants will arrive on 19th Oct and depart on 2nd November 2024. To support the fellows, EJN will cover the cost of Economy class Airfare, Accommodation in Cali, Meals, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance and Visa costs will be reimbursed.

Biodiversity refers to the amazing variety of living life on Earth. Wildlife populations across the globe have declined by a staggering 69% since 1970. Over 1 million animal and plant species risk disappearing by 2030. To ensure that this fellowship receives rich and diverse coverage worldwide, especially in countries deeply affected by its outcomes, the Earth Journalism Network invites journalists from low and middle-income countries interested in attending and reporting on the event. This fellowship helps journalists report on biodiversity issues and draw attention. More details are given below.

Details About UN Biodiversity Conference in Cali, Colombia

  • Host Country: Colombia
  • Event Dates: Oct 21 to Nov 1, 2024
  • Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 6th July 2024

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Financial Benefits

EJN will select 5 fellows for in-person fellowship. EJN will cover:

  • Economy class Airfare Tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa cost

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must:

  • Professional journalists working for established media outlets in low- or middle-income countries (check classification online).
  • Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio).
  • Open to Freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations
  • Experience reporting on biodiversity issues.
  • You have a story idea about the impacts of biodiversity loss for COP16.
  • Available to travel to Cali, Colombia from October 19th to November 2nd, 2024.
  • Fluent in English.

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Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of support from your editor or supervisor confirming your reporting will be published.
  • Freelancers need a letter from a media outlet they plan to work with.
  • Work samples on biodiversity issues (past year) with English summaries (if not in English).

How to Apply for the UN Biodiversity Conference (UNCBD COP16)?

The application process is online. You can also save your application and then continue later. The link to the official website is given below.


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As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network