Applications Invited for Communicating on Locally Led Adaptation

Applications Invited for Communicating on Locally Led Adaptation

Organization: Global Center on Adaptation

Apply By: 17 Jul 2022

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About the Organization

We are an international organization working as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future.

Founded in 2018, our global office is hosted by the Netherlands in Rotterdam, with regional offices in Africa, South Asia and Asia Pacific and a knowledge and research hub based in Groningen. Through our evolving network of offices, we engage in innovative solutions to drive adaptation at scale, high-level policy development, new research contributions, advocacy, communications, and work with our partners to deliver action on the ground.

Our work focuses on those who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change including the poorest people in the poorest countries. They are the least prepared to withstand the triple health, social and economic impacts of our climate emergency.

About the Fellowship  

Floods. Droughts. Severe heat stress. Water shortages. Crop loss. Forest fires. Disease.

These words occur in news headlines far more frequently in recent years, as the impacts of climate change intensify. Rarely, though, do we hear the stories of the people whose lives are changed completely by these events, or of how they try to cope and adapt.

Train how to tell their stories more effectively.

Global, national, and local efforts to address the climate emergency need to be informed by the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of people at the frontlines. The media can help to bridge the current gap, but how can you “sell” your story to the media?

This opportunity will offer 12 Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) practitioners – changemakers and communicators from local organizations working on locally led adaptation – to train on how to communicate their efforts more clearly; develop clear messages for target audiences; map a communication campaign; understand the use of digital marketing and multimedia tools, and more.

The training will be conducted in parallel with the training for journalists, providing LLA practitioners and journalists an opportunity to hone their skills by practicing with each other.

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Communicate LLA efforts more effectively
  • Define and segment audiences for communications
  • Develop clear, accessible key messages for target audiences
  • Map a communications campaign
  • Understand the use of digital marketing and multimedia skills training tools
  • Understand the news cycle and how journalists work
  • Communicate with the media via day-to-day press relations and crisis management
  • Prepare a spokesperson for interviews and presentations
  • Practice interview skills
  • Interact with journalists using a ‘solutions journalism’ perspective

You will also become part of the GCA’s global network, which will support your efforts to champion locally led adaptation.

Course Logistics - Training will take place between 3 August to 1 September 2022. During the week of 12 August, participants will receive one-to-one mentoring and/or participate in masterclasses. In September and October, selected participants will participate in a mentoring programme.


Applicants must:

  • Currently work at an organization working on LLA, and have a minimum of three years of professional experience
  • Have a role, or established interest, in working with the media to amplify local needs and challenges related to climate impacts to a national and global audience
  • Have a high proficiency level of spoken and written English
  • 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)
  • Commit to participate for the whole duration of the programme.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the application form, with three examples of your work (press release, social media campaign, promotional video or materials, interview, etc) that demonstrate your interest in communicating the need for, or experience in, locally-led adaptation. Apply now

Applications must be received by 1800 BST on 17 July 2022.

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