07 July 2022

UNDP and Public Journalism Club (PJC) in the frame of Armenia's National Adaptation Plan project announce "Adapt to Climate Change" media project contest on climate change adaptation related topics aimed at media students. 

The initiative aims to promote the participation of journalists and other young sectoral professional in raising public awareness on climate change adaptation by creating quality news on climate change in vulnerable sectors through boosting cooperation between media students and media channels. 

To participate interested students, need to fill in the online application form by 11:59 pm, August 25, 2022

  • Students of Armenian universities/professional educational institutions regardless of age and faculty, as well as young professionals with 1-5 years of working experience can participate in the competition, 
  • Each participant can submit more than one project idea however a maximum of two project ideas per each participant can selected for the next round.
  • Team project ideas can also be submitted to the competition (all team members must be students).
  • Project ideas aimed at raising public awareness on the topic of climate change adaptation may be proposed, regardless of genre and scope; the format of the project is suggested by the author(s) 

Presented project ideas need to refer to climate change adaptation related topics such as:

  • building community resilience and hazardous weather events and disaster response and disaster risk prevention 
  • Efficient water management
  • Prevention of climate related health issues
  • mitigation of climate change vulnerabilities in agriculture sector 
  • forest preservation, fire prevention,
  • tourism development,
  • use of nature-based solutions,
  • biodiversity conservation, etc.

On July 14 and July 15, UNDP-GCF NAP project experts will hold consultative meetings explaining details of entry requirements, application forms, clarifying the thematic framework of the contest, as well as providing expert advice on climate change and adaptation. All willing can register online, filling in the online application form by July 13, at 11:59pm. 

All questions regarding the application procedures and the contest can be referred to Sofi Tovmasyan, journalist of the Public Journalism Club, contest coordinator, through stovmasyan@publicjournalism.am or by calling 098 322 231.



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