The purpose of this forum is to bring together diverse actors from the Caribbean and Pacific, who are part of the agri-food system, to engage in collective actions that can contribute to the transformative efforts of agriculture and the rural milieu.
The forum will be implemented over five days. It consists of 12 workshops that will run as parallel sessions during the first three days and an Agri-business Forum during the last two days. In addition, learning journeys, business networking and side events on specific topics will also take place before, during and after the forum.
Social reporting for the Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum
To raise awareness on the event, engage on-site participants and reach out to a wider audience remotely, CTA would like to support the participation of some young social reporters for the online coverage of the event.
The social reporting team will be composed of 2 sub-teams; on-site social reporters and online social reporters.
On-site social reporters
13 social reporters will be selected to participate in a two-days’ training on the use of digital media for social reporting. A significant part of the training will be focused on the production of multimedia content to promote the agribusiness case studies presented at the forum. Overall, the training will provide an opportunity for the reporters to get hands-on experience, ask questions and practice.
At the end of the forum, the social reporters will be awarded a certificate. Out of the 13 youths, 10 will be from the Caribbean region, and 3 will be from Barbados, the host country.
From the 13 on-site social reporters, up to 3 might be selected for a consultancy in the framework of which they will fully document some multimedia agribusiness case studies.
Online social reporters
Other interested social media enthusiasts who are not from the Caribbean region, but have an interest in social reporting, will have the opportunity to be part of the larger social reporting team that will participate and contribute remotely (online) to the outreach of the event.
Social reporting for the Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum is a voluntary task. However, CTA will be covering the cost of travel, accommodation, food and daily subsistence allowances for the 13 selected on-site social reporters. This opportunity forms part of CTA and the ARDYIS Project’s strategy to support the youth by involving them in its activities and building their capacity.
Selection criteria for social reporters
- Be a National of *ACP Caribbean country;
- Be aged between 18 and 30 years;
- Be involved in agricultural economics, agribusiness, entrepreneurship or related fields;
- Possess proven basic skills in the use of social media;
- Be competent in the use of English language;
- Be a good communicator and commit to contribute actively to the Social Reporting Team before and during the Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum;
- Be in position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training and the Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum;
- Available to attend the social reporting training and the Forum in Bridgetown from 31 October – 06 November 2015;
- Be in possession of a passport with a validity date at least six months beyond the Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum (at least until 08 May 2016). Note: This criterion is not applicable to Nationals of Barbados.
- There is no restriction on the age and country for remote social reporters
- Being part of the team will provide various networking and capacity building opportunities.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please complete this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Application-Caribbean-SR
Note: All candidates interested in being part of the social reporting team (both on-site and online) have to complete the application form.
Please submit your application by 03 October, 2015 (23:59 CEST)
The selected social reporters will be notified by 9 October 2015 receiving a confirmation letter. The other applicants will also be notified about the outcome of their application and informed about the modalities to contribute to the social reporting team remotely.
List of Caribbean ACP Countries
Antigua and Barbuda - Belize - Bahamas - Barbados - Cuba - Dominican Republic – Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Haiti – Jamaica - Saint Christopher and Nevis - Saint Vincent and Grenadines - Saint Lucia - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago.