IUCN/GWP/PRCM – Media competition on water and environment

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©2016 FCWC. African Journalists

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Central Africa and West African Programme (IUCN/ PACO) as part of its program "Partnership for environmental Governance in West Africa (PAGE)", Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP / WA) and the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of coastal and marine zone in West Africa (PRCM) as part of their respective work programs are launching the third edition of the "Water and Environment" media contest.


The price will reward the best print (including internet) news stories and audio (radio) programmes, on the theme "Sustainable management of natural resources: return on successful experiences in West Africa"

Interested journalists can compete for one the following prizes:


Water Prize
Sponsored by IUCN and GWP/WA

Best print and radio programmes on best water resources protection practices in West Africa.
Open to the participation of journalists from West African countries.


Sea Prize
Sponsored by PRCM

Best print and radio programmeson best practices for the conservation of sea resources in 7 West African coastal countries.
Open to the participation of journalists from Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.


First prize winners of each, selected by a jury of professionals from IUCN-PACO, GWP / WA and PRCM will be invited to take part into the World Congress of Nature organized by IUCN to take place from 1st to 10 September 2016 in Hawaii on the topic: Planet at the crossroads. The second place laureates will receive a cash prize of 300,000 FCFA .

Participants must be environmental journalists from a West African country and make productions on water and environment related issues, for a media organization either in English, French or Portuguese.

All candidates should send their participation file by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before June 30th, 2016.

Competing stories and programmes must have been published or broadcast in the media (newspaper, radio and internet) between1st January and 30th June 2016.

For more information download:  Regulation     Application form

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