GAIA Asia Pacific Media Fellowship on Climate – South and East Asia, August 2022 to January 2023

Following the global direction of GAIA to strengthen climate work, this fellowship will connect existing work in the region to the bigger climate issue.

While South Asia and East Asia may seem worlds apart, not just geographically, a fellowship combining the two subregions will highlight that despite the seemingly huge differences in economics and stature, these subregions face the same problems and false solutions and both have the capacity to effect genuine solutions.

The GAIA Asia Pacific Media Fellowship on Climate – South and East Asia gathers over 30 journalists from South Asia, East Asia, and one from the Pacific Islands.

Module 1:
Climate issues, policies, and conferences – what to look out for, Mariel Vilella (Zero Waste Europe)

Module 2:
Climate, Zero Waste, and Waste Pickers, Ambily Adithyan (GAIA Asia Pacific), Harshad Barde (SWaCH), Qabeer Jalandhari (Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers)

Module 3:
Climate and Plastics, Neil Tangri (GAIA), Xavier Sun (Taiwan Zero Waste Alliance)

Module 4:
Climate and Burning, Yobel Novian Putra (GAIA Asia Pacific), Afrah Ismail (Zero Waste Maldives)

Module 5:
Climate Reporting, Jhesset Enano (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Ranjit Devraj (SciDev.Net/InterPress News Agency), Shailendra Yashwant (CAN South Asia)

Marium Sultana
Bdnews24.com
Mehedi Al Amin
The Business Post
Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad (Abu Azad)
The Business Standard ( www.tbsnews.net)
Parvez Babul
The Daily Observer
S M Ashraful Alam
ATN BANGLA
Chencho Dema
Business Bhutan
Xu Zhenhua
The Paper / Sixth Tone
Yichun Luo
Business Ecology
Yuan Ye
Sixth Tone
Abhishek Kumar
Aarhus University School of Media and Culture, Denmark
Cheena Kapoor
Freelance
Farkhanda Ashfaq
Freelance
Pallavi Sareen
The Straight Line
Sadhika Tiwari
The Quint
Shatakshi Gawade
Independent journalist (Down To Earth, Mongabay, The Federal, First Post)
Shiburaj A K
Keraleeyam Magazine
Ayumi Kudoh
mymizu / Zero Waste Japan
Ajay Sharma
Gorkhapatra Corporation (Gorkhapatra National Daily)
Ananta Prakash Subedi
Center for Research on Agriculture, Journalism and Environment, Nepal
Bhumi Kala Poudel
Pragya Seeds Nepal, Kathmandu
Mukesh Pokhrel
The Record and www.onlinekhabar.com as a freelancer
Rakesh Prasad Chaudhary
Freelance
Rupa Gahatraj
Kantipur Daily
Smita Adhikari
Sancharika Samuha ( Forum of Woman Communicators in Nepal)
Tanka Dhakal
www.deshsanchar.com
Urmila Chaudhary (Gamwa Tharu)
Indigenous Television
Asim Ahmed Khan
Balochistan Express / CNN
Bhoora Lal
Maati Tv
Hanif Ullah
The Express Tribune
Laraib Athar
Freelance
Matiullah Mati
Daily Asia Today Quetta
Muhammad Arslan Saeed
Pakistan Television Corporation
Sabir Hussain
Sunrise Today
Wisal Yousafzai
The Express Tribune
Zahid Hussain
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University nawabshah Pakistan
Ben Bilua
Island Sun Newspaper
Dishani Senaratne
Writing Doves
Paramie Jayakody
The Sunday Morning
Rubatheesan Sandran
The Sunday Times- Sri Lanka
Yuhuan Yin
Mirror Weekly
Jayakumar C
Director, Thanal
Kabir Arora
National Coordinator, Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers
Nirmala Shekar
Campaign Manager, Hasiru Dala/Solid Waste Management Roundtable - Bengaluru
Pinky Chandran
Author and Founding Member, Solid Waste Management Round Table - Bengaluru/Hasiru Dala
Mahesh Nakarmi
Founder and Executive Director, Health Environment and Climate Action Foundation (HECAF 360)
Harshad Barde
Director SWaCH
Lakshmi Narayan
Waste Picker Organizer, Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)
Shibu Nair
India Coordinator, GAIA Asia Pacific
David Sutasurya
Director, Yaksa Pelestari Bumi Berkelanjutan (YPBB)
Roshan Rai
Core Member, Zero Waste Himalaya
Penchom Saetang
Founder and Executive Director, Ecological Alert and Recovery - Thailand