At the invitation of the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, the seventeenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 17) will take place in Georgetown, Guyana on 28-30 January 2019.
The meeting will take place at Guyana International Conference Centre/Arthur Chung Conference Centre. The UNCCD secretariat invites applications from environmental journalists from the Caribbean region with an interest in covering the issues of land degradation, desertification and drought to participate in the meeting. For details, see https://bit.ly/2P3xefp.
Prior to the conference, UNCCD in collaboration with the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission will conduct a two-day media training on 26-27 January 2019 for ALL journalists covering the conference. Through a competitive selection process, the UNCCD will award scholarships for the participation of talented journalists from CARICOM who have demonstrated interest in covering the subject. The application deadline is midnight, Central Standard Time, 10 December 2018. Applications should be emailed to: press [at] unccd.int (pressatunccddotint) with the subject: CRIC17 Sponsorship. You can access the terms and conditions here.