IPS awards for excellence in reporting:

    Top 8 stories emerging from the four capacity building workshops on SDGs


Over 75 journalists, both from developed and developing countries, participated in three IPS media capacity building workshops held in Stockholm, Bonn and Quito in October 2016. A fourth one is scheduled to take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 18-19.

Supported by the UN Foundation (UNF), the IPS workshops have focused on the UN’s post-2015 development agenda specifically on the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Climate Change Agreement.

Journalists who participated in the workshops have been encouraged to file either news reports, feature articles or op-ed pieces on the wide-range of issues discussed.

A jury of three IPS senior editors will decide on the two best stories emerging from each of the four workshops with monetary prizes for all the eight best stories.


For the efforts and commitment these entries have been selected:

Germany Loses Position as Climate Leader Over Industry Interests – by Katharina Wecker

Can Cloud Seeding Rescue “Water Wives” in India? – by Disha Chandra Mohan

Environmental Refugees: Time to Fill the Legal Gap & Grant Better Protection – by Maria Grazia Patania

Deeper regional cooperation crucial to attain SDGs, expert – by Abdur Rahman Jahangir

Excessive use of fertilizer and pesticides destroys the food chain – by Banani Mallick - The Daily Observer

SDGs-Bangladesh: Bangladesh needs to widely focus four areas in SDGs era – by Muhammad Syfullah - Senior Staff Correspondent, United News Of Bangladesh(UNB)

Taslima Tamanna, Sub Editor, The Protidiner Sangbad

VIDEO - By Kaberi Maitraya, Business Reporter, 71TV


Media trainer Thalif Deen - Workshop in Bonn: October 25-26



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