World Water Week Journalist Grant

Are you passionate about water and development? Have you covered these topics in your work but want a chance to see more, learn more and interview major actors in the water community?

Through the World Water Week Journalist Grant, SIWI offers journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit Stockholm and report on the World Water Week – the leading global conference to discuss water and development issues.

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Applications for the 2016 World Water Week Journalist Grant – now open!

Are you passionate about water and development? Have you covered these topics in your work but want a chance to see more, learn more and interview major actors in the water community? Have you looked for an opportunity to report on a global water meeting, where world leaders, policy makers, and academics meet representatives from the private sector and civil society to discuss some of the world’s most urgent issues? Apply for the World Water Week Journalist Grant!

SIWI offers three journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit Stockholm and World Water Week which takes place between 28 August – 2 September 2016.

The World Water Week Journalist Grant covers:

  • Round-trip air ticket to Stockholm, Sweden
  • Public (or equivalent) transport between airport and hotel on arrival and departure
  • Registration fee for World Water Week in Stockholm
  • Certain social events during World Water Week in Stockholm
  • Hotel stay during World Water Week in Stockholm
  • Meals on half board during World Water Week in Stockholm

The World Water Week Journalist Grant does not cover:

  • Visa, and visa-related costs
  • Any insurances
  • Transport in Stockholm (excluding public transport to and from Arlanda airport)
  • Any extras

Who is eligible to apply?

  • You must be a citizen of a nation listed as a low- or low-middle income country by the World Bank. See which countries that are eligible in this list.
  • You must be an employee of a media outlet in your country (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, recognized digital publication) or be able to show proof of continuous freelance journalism activities during the past three years.
  • You must have a documented interest in water- and water related issues.
  • Since the official language of World Water Week is English, you need to be able to work in English, even if you publish stories in another language.

Read the stories by last year’s winners here.

How to enter:

Send us an application, by email only, to journalist-grant@siwi.org, no later than Sunday 1 May, 2016. The application must be in English and include the following:

  • Attachments containing, or functioning links to, a minimum of three articles/pieces on water or water-related issues, published in the past three years (2013-2016).
  • A brief CV
  • A motivation letter (why you want to visit the World Water Week) of maximum 400 words

We will notify Grant winners in June, 2016.
For more information about World Water Week in Stockholm, please visit www.worldwaterweek.org