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June 2008 Blog Posts (12)

7 journalism trainer jobs in Sierra Leone and DRC

Here is some information about jobs for journalism trainers in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo.



Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada’s largest international media development organization. JHR is currently seeking 4 Journalism Trainers and 1 Senior Trainer to work with local media Sierra Leone for 7 months. JHR is also seeking 2 Senior Trainers to work with local media in Kinshasa, DRC for 8 months. All positions start in mid-October.



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Added by MikeShanahan on June 30, 2008 at 17:05 — No Comments

Index Insurance- can it help reduce poverty?

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The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and Swiss Re are jointly hosting a high-level policy roundtable on the use of index insurance for poverty reduction at this year's Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. The roundtable, which takes place on June 24, will include leaders from fields as diverse as reinsurance, climate science, economics and food…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on June 23, 2008 at 21:13 — No Comments

Index Insurance- can it help reduce poverty?

index_insurance_and_poverty_reduction_4.jpg

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and Swiss Re are jointly hosting a high-level policy roundtable on the use of index insurance for poverty reduction at this year's Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. The roundtable, which takes place on June 24, will include leaders from fields as diverse as reinsurance, climate science, economics and food…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on June 23, 2008 at 21:13 — No Comments

Pod-ready: Podcasting for the developing world

Though still in its infancy, the digital audio medium of podcasting is giving the people of developing nations a voice. Katherine Nightingale reports in this SciDev.Net feature.

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on June 23, 2008 at 16:20 — 1 Comment

Apply now! Deadline for Climate Change Media Workshop for Southeast Asian Journalists approaching

Reporting Climate Change: Creating a Climate of Change in Southeast Asia



The application for the Climate Change Media Workshop is fast approaching with deadline set on June 30, 2008. The workshop will be held on August 12-13, 2008 in Manila, Philippines.



All interested journalists from Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, as well as from China and Bangladesh are encouraged to send their application before the deadline.



The Philippine… Continue

Added by Imelda Abano on June 16, 2008 at 5:55 — 1 Comment

Nature Inc.: Putting a Price on the Priceless

New documentary series NATURE INC. explores the economic value of biodiversity. Airing first on BBC World News Friday 13thJune 19.30 GMT.



On 13 June 2008, a new TV series goes to air on BBC World News on the economic value of biodiversity and the services that ecosystems provide to the global economy. According to one estimate it could be as much as $60 trillion – more than the total value of global GDP.



In the first six episodes of the series, Nature Inc. reports… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on June 13, 2008 at 15:23 — No Comments

Science Communication Through Cultural Events !

The biggest challenge in public understanding of science programmes in India is how to inculcate interest in science amongst Indian common masses who are mostly villagers.Still not very familiar with modern means of communication they are not able to grasp often the higher modes of science communication.A breakthrough in this regard is achieved with the efforts of National Council of Science and Technology Communication[NCSTC] ,Department of Science and Technology [DST] ,Government of… Continue

Added by Dr.Arvind Mishra on June 12, 2008 at 19:01 — 3 Comments

Call for applicants: IDRC–SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award 2008

SciDev.Net proudly announces its second joint IDRC–SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award and seeks applications from journalists in all developing countries. The award consists of a six-month internship giving the recipient invaluable journalistic experience and demonstrates SciDev.Net’s commitment to build capacity in science communication across the developing world.



We invite all English-speaking journalists with an interest in science reporting and its impact on decision-makers in… Continue

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on June 11, 2008 at 17:42 — No Comments

Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health



Fourteen professionals from nine countries are hard at work learning ways to use climate knowledge to make better decisions for health-care planning and control of climate sensitive diseases such as malaria and meningitis. They are participants of the Summer Institute 2008 on Climate Information for Public Health organized by the IRI, the Center for International Earth Science…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on June 11, 2008 at 16:44 — No Comments

Small is beautiful: Nobel laureate YT Lee

Taiwan is emerging as one of the centres for research and development. Yuan Tseh Lee is one of those scientist who have returned back to Taiwan in order to set up a research centre. Here is an excerpt of an interview during his visit to NAST..

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YUAN TSEH Lee is a Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry with other scientists DR Herschbach and JC Polanyi in 1986. He was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan on November 19, 1936. After receiving the… Continue

Added by D.B.Kattel on June 10, 2008 at 11:39 — No Comments

Uganda Conference for Science Communication 2008 (2nd Announcement

2ND ANNOUNCEMENT



UGANDA CONFERENCE FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION 2008



Theme: Talking the Science We All Live



The Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) in collaboration with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is organizing “the Uganda Conference for Science Communication 2008” to be held at Imperial Royale Hotel – Kampala from November 23rd to 26th, 2008.



The conference will bring together over 500 journalists,… Continue

Added by William Odinga Balikuddembe on June 7, 2008 at 13:17 — No Comments

Biofuels boom risks increasing landlessness among world's poor

The global biofuels boom risks harming poor people in poor countries by forcing them off land they depend on, says a report published today (2 June) by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.



But the report adds that biofuels are not all bad, and shows that their production can also allow poor groups to increase their access to land and improve their livelihoods if the right policies are in place.



The… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on June 2, 2008 at 14:58 — No Comments

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