26 May 2016

Be a student reporter at the Tropentag 2016

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Be a student reporter at the Tropentag 2016

Tropentag, the conference on Tropical and Subtropical agricultural and natural resource management is an annual conference organized by ATSAF e.V. in collaboration with European universities since 1997. The Tropentag 2016 is hosted by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria, and expects participants from more than 70 countries.

Keynote speakers are among others Edith Fernandez‐Baca, Program Coordinator, United Nations Development Program, Lima, Peru; Poonpipope Kasemsap, Chair of the International Biology Olympiad (2008‐16), Kasetsart University, Thailand; Andre Leu, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Queensland Australia; David Molden, Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Josiane Nikiema, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Ghana; Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International, Rome, Italy.

To increase the outreach of the event, ATSAF e.V. sponsors a team of student reporters to give an account of the event.

What does this mean for you?

As a student reporter, you will attend a 2 day workshop in prior to the conference introducing you to communication through the world wide web. Student reporters will work in an interdisciplinary team of 12 international students who continuously contribute to a multi‐author blog with text and visual content from 19–21 September 2016 in Vienna at the Tropentag. In the blog and other media the student reporters will summarize the discussions and report on recent trends, hot topics or emerging issues during the conference. At the end of September a seminar on “The way forward to a professional career” will wrap up the activities. ATSAF e.V. will cover all travel costs (low emission transportation means are strongly suggested), accommodation and registration fee for the conferences.

Who can apply?

The application is open to students affiliated to a European university with great interest in the Tropentag topic. Applicants should be fluent in English and have basic experience in interview and writing techniques and/or knowledge in the use of Web 2.0 social networks. If you are skilled in using visual or social media, writing for a wider public and/or digital photography or video recording, please also state this in your application.

Please apply with a short CV outlining your experience in the relevant fields and a motivation letter (maximum ½ page). Please indicate your skype account, your ResearchGate profile and your facebook or LinkedIn profile.

Please send your application in one (1) pdf file named 'your‐name‐studenreporter‐2016.pdf' to studentreporter@atsaf.de

Deadline for application is 1 July 2016.

Download the call for application: StudentReporters2016.pdf

Read more the call for application here.