World Federation of
Science Journalists

3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference Journalist Fellowship

Dii offers five fellowships to enable young journalists from North Africa and the Middle East to attend the 3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference which takes place from 7th - 9th of November 2012 in Berlin. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.

About the Conference

At the 3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference, we will present our strategic framework "Desert Power 2050" which shows how key aspects of the Desertec vision could work in practice. Dii demonstrates how, based on proven technologies, solar and wind resources can be combined with grids to securely supply North Africa, the Middle East and Europe with sustainable and affordable power.

Attending the conference offers you the chance to meet scientific, political and economic representatives from the entire EUMENA region and to discuss how a secure, affordable and clean electricity supply could be created.

Speakers will raise topics such as support schemes needed to develop markets for renewable energy, industrial expectations of a joint EUMENA market, perspectives for the young generation and will address the question of how can desert power deliver green growth. For further details please see program

Do you wish to participate? Please read the selection criteria carefully.

Who can apply

The fellowship is open to all journalists (Online, Print, Radio and TV), not older than 35 years, from North Africa or the Middle East.

All candidates must submit:
  1. Cover letter outlining what you expect to gain in terms of personal and professional development from this fellowship and overviewing which subjects you mainly cover in your publications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Two recently published articles
  4. Letter of recommendation from your editor in chief. Freelancers please provide a letter of recommendation from any media client you work for.

Following the conference, the fellow must submit a report (1 page) detailing insights he/she gained from attending the conference.

Dii has the right to publish all articles which the fellow produces in the context of the 3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference on the Dii website.

Application deadline

Please submit your application in English and in PDF form, no later than 8th October 2012, to Daniela Becker (, Tel: +49 89 340 77 05 75).

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