Water Journalism Academy
A learning program for media innovators in the Middle East and North Africa
Four interactive modules
- Module 1: Mapping water and sanitation in relation to target groups and adjacent sectors
- Module 2: Develop a concept to package a water story that makes a difference
- Module 3: Developing the content and exposure to sources and solutions
- Module 4: Pitching for the Blue Peace Open Eye Award
The Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa (KAS – REMENA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and cewas have joined hands to engage and work with media enthusiasts to engage in in-depth reporting on pressing water and sanitation issues across the MENA region.
Outstanding environmental journalists and media professionals will be selected to take part in a tailored programme with the goal of intensifying and improving the quality and scope of media coverage of acute water-related challenges in the country of implementation and region.
The programme comprises a four-module training and co-creation workshop bringing together media professionals with key stakeholders of the water and environmental sectors on constructive water reporting, follow-up coaching and a regional competition, the Blue Peace Open Eye Award, that will award the production of innovative media pieces that make a meaningful contribution to improve water management across the region.
The Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa (REMENA) is based in Rabat and implements cross-national projects with reference to the whole MENA-Region. Its objective is to sustainably strengthen the development and to support the stability of the MENA region in terms of climate change and its consequences. This implies as well to promote cooperation and partnership with the European Union. Target groups are primarily decision-makers and junior fellows from politics, economics and academia as well as multipliers and representatives of civil society, who consider sustainability and resource security as key areas for peace, freedom and economic prosperity in the region.
Since 2016, cewas worked in partnership with other organisations across the region, including the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Revolve Media, Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA), Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) and the Blue Peace Media Lab , to improve the quality of media coverage on water- and environment-related issues in the Middle East and North Africa and to augment the delivery of comprehensive and balanced reporting in accessible formats. cewas has vast experience in developing environmental and water-related journalism programmes and guidelines and build on more than 20 years of experience in delivering professionally facilitated and didactically sound trainings on water and sanitation related topics.