OML Center Balangay Media Project

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The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (OML Center) is accepting applications from local media practitioners and climate change advocates for their Balangay Media Project which aims to “build their capacities for science-based reporting and utilize traditional, new, and out-of-home media to promote climate change adaptation and resilience-building of communities.”

OML Center is looking for diverse teams of communicators who will develop media blitz campaigns and research projects on relevant climate issues of communities.

Under Umalohokan grants, ten (10) teams will be awarded a seed grant of PhP30,000 each based on their initial climate change pitches. Five (5) Teams with the best media blitz campaigns will be given funding of PhP70,000 to fully implement their campaign and communication research plans. The team that most creatively and successfully executes its blitz campaigns and research projects will ultimately receive a final grant of PhP150,000.

Aside from being awarded the seed grants, the teams will also participate in a Climate Change webinar providing an overview of the climate issue and in the Climate Media Labs, a specialized training program held over six weeks on the nexus of climate change and communications.

Pitches will be accepted from teams based in the Philippines that can produce objective community-based research and climate change reporting in print, digital, audio, video, or multimedia formats that focus on all dimensions of climate change, its impacts on a Philippine community or vulnerable group, and potential solutions. Diverse team compositions have an advantage.

Interested teams may submit their applications here on or before 17 July 2021 (Saturday), 23:59 PST. They may also join the webinar, which is scheduled on July 13 (Tuesday), at 10:00 am, by registering through this link.  

For more information visit the OML Center site.