Media Fellowship

Media Fellowship

Oxfam

Vacancy

Not specific

Job Context

  • Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
  • Do you have at least 5 years of full-time reporting experience in mainstreamed Daily
  • Newspapers, Television Channels and Online Media Portals?
  • Do you have working knowledge on Renewable Energy/Sustainable Environment/Climate Change?
  • If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you!
  • Overview:
  • Despite being a climate-vulnerable country, Bangladesh`s share in the global readymade garment trade has more than tripled in the past 17 years as the country cemented its position as one of the largest suppliers internationally. In 2005, the country`s share was 2.5 percent of the total market, but it rocketed to 7.9 percent last year . It`s also the biggest contributor with 4.2 million of the workforces and ensures 81% of total export earnings of the industrial sector which is 14.07% of the total GDP. RMG industries are one of the key reasons behind the fastest-growing economy of Bangladesh. On the other hand, with all praise, RMG industries have a direct relation with the climate change effect of this country. Being one of the most climate-vulnerable countries, Bangladesh has already been affected by more than 200 natural disasters over the last three decades. Alongside natural disasters, although not significant, carbon emissions are another concern for climate change, which has the biggest share by RMG industries in Bangladesh. The operational modalities for running the RMG industry cost massive to the environment, leading to a dependency on the national grid (which is 97% dirty energy). However, the government is willing to promote renewable energies (and it is doing it for many sectors already). According to this, Bangladesh adopted a perspective plan 2021-41 that works as a framework for the development investments of the government. The plan clearly Indicates the aspiration to achieve 65,000 MWs capacity of energy to support the industrialization process where, unfortunately, the contribution of renewables is quite low and is only 3% now. Targeting to reduce carbon emissions, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) signed the UN Fashion Charter and committed to cutting 30% of emissions from the respective sector by 2030, but the progress is not within the planned course. As a result, RMG industries in Bangladesh may lose their business potential if they can`t comply with their international buyer`s targeted emission cut by 2030, which will lead, 4.2 million of the labour force at risk of losing their job and accelerate inequalities and may trigger the human rights violation.
  • Keeping this aspect in mind, Oxfam in Bangladesh under its Climate Justice and Natural Resource Rights portfolio, is going to introduce a media fellowship by collaborating with mainstream print, electronic and online media houses aiming to grow public awareness about the just aspect of climate resilience and decarbonization process. Oxfam believes the climate justice movement in Bangladesh needs to move forward with a strong public narrative focusing on climate inequalities.
  • One of the key objectives of the fellowship is to explore the opportunity together with national media to improve the capacity of climate activists working inside the media so that they can contribute effectively to building a strong public narrative against the inequality part of the decarbonization process at the country and global level. That effort will greatly contribute to the CSO movement on Just Energy Transition in Bangladesh and support the decarbonization process mentioned in the Bangladesh NDC plan from the targeted sectors including the energy and industry sectors.

Job Responsibilities

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Employment Status

Full-time


Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 year(s)



Job Location

Anywhere in Bangladesh


Job Source

Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Published on: 10 Sep 2023

Vacancy: 
Not specific

Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Application Deadline: 23 Sep 2023

Published On

10 Sep 2023

Company Information

Oxfam

Business : Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 90 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women?s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response.

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