Following the global direction of GAIA to strengthen climate work, this fellowship connects 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.
Climate issues, policies, and conferences – what to look out for, Mariel Vilella (Zero Waste Europe)
Climate, Zero Waste, and Waste Pickers, Ambily Adithyan (GAIA Asia Pacific), Harshad Barde (SWaCH), Qabeer Jalandhari (Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers)
Climate and Plastics, Neil Tangri (GAIA), Xavier Sun (Taiwan Zero Waste Alliance)
Climate and Burning, Yobel Novian Putra (GAIA Asia Pacific), Afrah Ismail (Zero Waste Maldives)
Climate Reporting, Jhesset Enano (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Ranjit Devraj (SciDev.Net/InterPress News Agency), Shailendra Yashwant (CAN South Asia)
Parvez Babul, The Daily Observer
Yichun Luo, Business Ecology
Bhumi Kala Poudel, Pragya Seeds, Nepal
Asim Ahmad Khan, Balochistan Express/CNN
Matiullah Mati, Daily Asia Today Quetta
Muhammad Arslan Saeed, Pakistan Television Corporation
Wisal Yousafzai, The Express Tribune
Dishani Senaratne, Daily FT
SM Ashraful Alam, ATN Bangla
Cheena Kapoor, Freelance Journalist
Pallavi Sareen, The Straight Line
Ananta Prakash Subedi, Center for Research on Agriculture, Journalism and Environment, Nepal
Mukesh Pokhrel, Ukaalo
Rakesh Prasad Chaudhary, Freelance Journalist
Matiullah Mati, Asia Today Quetta
Sabir Hussain, Sunrise Today