Five journalists from as many countries were awarded the 2014 World Water Week Journalist Grant. They travelled to Stockholm to network with leading water and energy experts and report on the critical issues discussed during the Week.
The grant winners were:
- Ms. Ugochi Anyaka, Nigeria
- Mr. Shiba Nanda Basu, India
- Ms. Doreen Chilumbu, Zambia
- Mr. Amantha Perera, Sri Lanka
- Mr. Martin Ssebuyira, Uganda
Stories from the Sponsored Journalists
Ms. Ugochi Anyaka
- Water, Energy and the Good Life
Published in the Eco Nigeria blog, 3 October 2014
Mr. Shiba Nanda Basu
- Important to look into the resilience of energy infrastructure
Published in The Statesman, 19 September 2014
- That life-giving drop
Published in The Statesman, 12 September 2014
Ms. Doreen Chilumbu
- Stockholm indaba discusses energy, water
Published in Zambia Daily Mail, 15 September 2014
Mr. Amantha Perera
- Water: A defining issue for post-2015
Published in Ceylon Today, 26 September 2014
- China, India pivotal for any climate deal – experts
Published in Thomson Reuters Foundation, 20 September 2014
- Coordination between industry sectors key to easing water scarcity
Published in IRIN, 12 September 2014
- South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool
Published in Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 September 2014
- Water Experts Urge Environmental Rules for Shale Gas Extraction
Published in Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2 September 2014
Mr. Martin Ssebuyira
- World leaders want water and energy sectors harmonized
Published in Daily Monitor, 2 September 2014
General information about the Grant
Submission for the 2015 World Water Week Journalist Grant will open in April 2015. Welcome then with your submission!
SIWI offers five journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit Stockholm and World Water Week which takes place between 31 August and 5 September 2014.
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
- Public transport ticket during World Water Week in Stockholm
The World Water Week Journalist Grant does not cover:
- Visa, and visa-related costs
- Some meals during World Water Week
- Non-public transport in Stockholm (i.e. taxis)
- 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, recognised 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.
For more information about World Water Week in Stockholm, please visit www.worldwaterweek.org