World Water Week Journalist Grant

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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

Mr. Shiba Nanda Basu

Ms. Doreen Chilumbu

Mr. Amantha Perera

Mr. Martin Ssebuyira

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