The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, hosted at the United Nations Foundation, today announced a week-long reporting trip to Ghana. Selected journalists will have access to expert briefings and field trips to explore how data and technology are being used to drive progress and improve life for Ghanaians, with a focus on issues such as environmental protection, equality and inclusion, and maternal health.
Ghana is one of five countries using the Africa Regional Data Cube – a new innovation that packages 17 years of analysis-ready Earth observation and satellite data – to address challenges such as illegal mining, agricultural production, and urbanization. This work supports progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a comprehensive plan to address social, economic, and environmental challenges adopted by 193 countries at the UN in 2015.
This fellowship will give journalists access to the government officials, civil society leaders, and representatives of international organizations working in Ghana. Journalists will attend a satellite data training with NASA, learn how government officials are working to end extreme poverty using data and technology, and meet the people who are making it happen on the ground.
The fellowship is open to qualified journalists interested in covering international development and data/technology issues in Ghana and/or West Africa
The fellowship will cover all related expenses such as travel and lodging, and will take place the week of May 20, 2019.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, 18 March 2019.
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