CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Deadline: Monday 2 November, 2020
Eligibility: NGOs from Lake Chad riparian countries working on issues of climate change, water, energy, agriculture, and/or conflict resolution
EcoPeace Online Training on Climate Security, Environmental Peacebuilding and Digital Storytelling – Lake Chad Basin
EcoPeace Middle East and KAS Climate Policy and Energy Security Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa invite you to apply for this amazing opportunity to enhance your knowledge of environmental peacebuilding and climate security while learning social media and storytelling skills.
We will be selecting a small number of suitably qualified NGOs from the Lake Chad riparian countries to participate in an innovative online training program designed to teach organizations how to develop environmental peacebuilding narratives, and then build successful social media campaigns using this framework for messaging. Participating organizations will receive high level training and mentoring by experts, and valuable/practical hands on assistance in developing their own social media campaign/s.
Social media campaigns will focus on urgent matters of climate security and environmental peacebuilding in the Lake Chad Basin, to increase awareness, promote public participation, and enhance organizations’ social media visibility and outreach. The best social media campaigns will be featured prominently on both EcoPeace’s and KAS’s social media platforms.
In our selection we will be considering the following criteria:
Country of origin: this training course is designed only for organizations based in any of the Lake Chad riparian countries (Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon), applications from other countries will be dismissed.
Field of work: priority will be given to organizations focused on issues related to the Lake Chad Basin, climate change, water/energy and agriculture, environmental peacebuilding, community engagement, sustainable development, conflict resolution.
Characteristics of the organization: Priority will be given to organizations that already have some social media experience and presence. Size, number of employees, number of projects implemented, and other relevant details that describe the organization will be taken into account.
Language: representatives of the participating organizations will be required to be able to speak and write in English.
About EcoPeace: EcoPeace Middle East is an environmental peacebuilding organization that empowers local and cross-border solutions to regional water issues among Palestine, Jordan, and Israel. With a central mission of shifting water resource management from a point of conflict into a platform of cooperation, EcoPeace has been able to impact communities and leaders to take action towards common environmental solutions. Further work is done on a global scale by sharing its unique methodology in different regions of the world to promote cooperation over transboundary water resources. The Program on Water Security (PWS) connects EcoPeace’s experience in the Middle East with the needs of civil society organizations around the globe. Complementing government-to-government water diplomacy efforts, PWS seeks to advance local environmental peacebuilding initiatives by helping civil society organizations located in water-insecure regions develop their organizational capacity and advance security for their communities.
About KAS: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Climate Policy and Energy Security Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa is a Regional Programme with the ultimate objective to implement and consolidate KAS activities related to climate policy and energy security on the African continent. The Programme serves as a regional competence center providing expert advice and coordinating certain activities of the country programs of the KAS in sub-Saharan Africa by regional networking on the continent. The Programme’s most important mission is to raise awareness for issues pertinent to energy security and climate change among political actors within the African Union (AU), regional authorities, and in various countries of sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, the Climate Policy and Energy Security Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa organizes regional discussion forums, international conferences, and seminars and furnishes reports, professional publications, and studies, all in close cooperation with KAS country and regional offices and programs in sub-Saharan Africa as well as with national and international partner organizations. Climate-related key risks are to be analyzed by way of political dialogue in order to elaborate project-oriented sustainable solution models at national, regional, and international levels.