Trust Conference 2021; Changemakers Programme [Remote] by Thomson Reuters Foundation [Nov 17-18]: Apply by June 30

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Thomson Reuters Foundation is inviting applications for the Trust Conference 2021 Changemakers Programme, scheduled to be held November 17-18.

About the Organization

Thomson Reuters Foundation is the London-based charitable foundation founded in 1983 by Thomson Reuters. The Foundation is registered as a charity in the United States and United Kingdom and is headquartered in Canary Wharf, London. The Foundation scaled down its grant making activities, revamped existing programs and launched new projects – all aimed at leveraging the skills and expertise of the company.

Trust Conference Changemakers Program 2021

The Changemakers Program will be returning in 2021 for its eighth year to bring together some of the most inspiring pioneers and innovators from across the globe, committed to developing concrete solutions to pressing human rights issues in alignment with Trust Conference themes. These include climate change, socio-economic inclusion, media freedom, and data & digital rights.

The 2021 Program will fully fund the participation of up to 48 Changemakers to participate in a multi-week learning program that aims to build the capacity – and strengthens the global network – of two pivotal actors driving positive change and impact in society: frontline advocates striving for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and local independent journalists who are explaining and amplifying those issues through media.

Format

The remote 5-week Hub (September 27th – October 28th) will

  • start with an intensive first week of five consecutive training days (September 27th – October 1st),
  • It will then be followed by bi-weekly training days in weeks 2 to 5.
  • Each training day will run from 09:00-13:00 (Singapore time – APAC Hub and Kampala time – SSA Hub) with a break in between.

Benefits

Selected changemakers will receive

  • Five weeks of specialised capacity building training and networking with other Changemakers, starting on September 27;
  • The opportunity to attend and be selected to present on stage at the annual Trust Conference, taking place virtually on November 17 and 18, 2021 and receive global exposure;
  • Inclusion of their name and photo in Trust Conference marketing materials and on the official conference website;
  • Alumni membership as part of an exclusive network to receive continued engagement opportunities.
  • A sum of £50 (GBP) to help finance data costs.

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English. No translation will be provided.
  • Applicants cannot have previously participated in the Trust Conference Changemakers Program.
  • All applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8 Mb/second. (You can check the speed of your device by logging from it on www.speedtest.net).
  • All applicants need access to a computer to participate in the training; participation from a mobile or smart phone will not be possible.

Advocates

  • Preferably based and working in either the APAC or SSA region, or based elsewhere but focused on either region in their work
  • Reminder: interested candidates who are based and working in other regions can submit an application and TRF will notify them if additional Hubs in their relevant geographic regions are launched
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Advocacy work needs to be in at least one of the following areas:
  • Climate Change (e.g. just transition, circular economy, green energy); Socio-economic inclusion (e.g. poverty reduction; LGBT+ rights; gender rights; land rights; refugee rights); Media Freedom (e.g. countering mis/an/dis information flows; press censorship; harassment of journalists; sustainable media business models); Data & Digital Rights (e.g. digital access; privacy; AI discrimination; surveillance).

Please note that the above list of examples within each focus area is not exhaustive and is intended to be illustrative.

  • Journalists
    • Must be based and working in either the APAC or SSA region, or based elsewhere but focused on either region in their work
    • Preferably based and working in either the APAC or SSA region, or based elsewhere but focused on either region in their work
    • Reminder: interested candidates who are based and working in other regions can submit an application and TRF will notify them if additional Hubs in their relevant geographic regions are launched
    • Must be full-time journalists (including freelancers) covering issues in at least one of the following areas:
  • Climate Change (e.g. just transition, circular economy, green energy); Socio-economic inclusion (e.g. poverty reduction; LGBT+ rights; gender rights; land rights; refugee rights); Media Freedom (e.g. countering mis/an/dis information flows; press censorship; harassment of journalists; sustainable media business models); Data & Digital Rights (e.g. digital access; privacy; AI discrimination; surveillance).

Please note that the above list of examples within each focus area is not exhaustive and is intended to be illustrative.

  • Must have at least three years of professional experience as a journalist
  • Must obtain permission from their editors to attend the training
  • Once selected, applicants need to provide a letter from their editor supporting their participation

Location

Remote

To apply for the TRF Changemakers Programme, click here.

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