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The OneWorld - POSHAN Media Fellowship on Maternal and Child Undernutrition in India - 2013

: Call for applications, Last Date April 25 : Applications are invited from journalists for The OneWorld– POSHAN Media Fellowship on Maternal and Child Undernutrition – 2013. The fellowship is open to full-time and freelance journalists from the mainstream media, including print, electronic, radio, online, and news agencies/wires.

The fellowship is for six months, beginning May 15, 2013 and applications are invited in two languages - English and Hindi. The fellowship provides a stipend of Rs 1,00,000 (Rs one lakh only) and additional reimbursement for travel and books of upto Rs 60,000 (Rs sixty thousand only). The last date for applications is April 25, 2013.

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OneWorld, POSHAN launch fellowships on maternal and child undernutrition

OneWorld Foundation India, in collaboration with POSHAN, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, announces the launch of the OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowships on Maternal and Child Undernutrition - 2013 for Indian journalists.

OneWorld Foundation India, in collaboration with POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, announces the launch of the 2013 OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowships on Maternal and Child Undernutrition in India. The fellowships are intended for Indian journalists with a demonstrated interest in human development issues.

The fellowship is open to both regular and freelance journalists from the mainstream media, including print, electronic, radio, online, and news agencies/wires. The fellowship begins from May 15, 2013. The working language for the fellowship will be English and Hindi. The last date for applications is April 25, 2013.

About the Fellowship:

The fellowship is intended to expose Indian journalists to the important dimension of nutrition security and contribute to thoughtful public discourse that focusses on finding solutions. The applicants will arrive at a relevant topic for their study and the selected applicants must be guided by the jury and eminent experts in nutrition and allied fields, who are connected with POSHAN, for further elaborating their theme.

The fellows will be required to publish or broadcast six stories/news-features/features over the six-month period. They will also be required to write a detailed 5,000-word essay/analytical piece on nutrition and food security which will be edited by OneWorld and published in a compendium. The last date for submission of applications is April 25, 2013.

Compensation:

Selected fellows will receive a stipend of Rs 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Only), subject to tax deductions at source. In addition, the fellows will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation as well as for the purchase of books and periodicals to support their research for up to a maximum limit of Rs 60,000.

Context:

India’s multiple challenges of undernutrition persist despite years of policy, programme, and strategic efforts to tackle the problem, yet stakeholders are shifting away from the nutrition and health welfare needs of children and women. OneWorld and POSHAN believe that an efficient collaboration between the media and the development sector can help put the focus back on these important indicators of development and lead. Further it can help identify game-changing actions that stakeholders can take to improve major indexes of undernutrition, and possibly even lead to better policies.

In this vein, the fellowship is intended to offer an opportunity to journalists wishing to study, analyse, and report on this issue in different parts of the country and to give it renewed momentum with an emphasis on:

• Different approaches to improving maternal and child nutrition, including strengthening the contributions of various sectors and schemes (e.g., ICDS, health, sanitation, agriculture, water, and rural development)
• Highlighting key issues around program governance, resourcing, and accountability with an emphasis on strategies to improve the same to reduce undernutrition
• Monitoring nutrition status, performance of schemes/sectors, and what additional data are needed to inform action

About OneWorld

OneWorld is a popular, not-for-profit media and ICT-for-Development organisation working on social and sustainable development. OneWorld has met with considerable success in its work with people and community-based organisations in using the media to disseminate, advocate for, and to amplify information on socially relevant and development-related issues.

The OneWorld news portal works with dozens of development organisations across South Asia to put the spotlight on human interest and sustainable development issues.

About POSHAN

POSHAN, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in India, works to enhance and support policy and programme decisions and actions to accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition in India through an inclusive process of evidence synthesis, knowledge generation, and knowledge mobilisation. Its specific objectives are to:
• Analyse direct and indirect nutrition-relevant interventions to generate knowledge on optimal approaches to address major bottlenecks to improving maternal and child nutrition in India
• Mobilise evidence-based and actionable knowledge to inform policy formulation and support programme planning for nutrition at the national level and in three to four key states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh, with possible links to Bihar and Karnataka.

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Background Note on OneWorld-POSHAN Fellowship-2013

OneWorld Foundation India, and POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India), which is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, collaborate for The OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowships on Maternal and Child Undernutrition-2013 that put the spotlight on the issue of nutrition and health welfare needs of children and women in India.

OneWorld Foundation India, in collaboration with POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India), which is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, have launched The OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowships on Maternal and Child Undernutrition-2013 in India. The Fellowships are for Indian journalists with a demonstrated interest in human development issues.

The Fellowship is open to both regular and freelance journalists from the mainstream media, including print, electronic, radio, online, and news agencies/wires. The Fellowship begins from May 15, 2013 with English and Hindi as the working languages.

Journalists wishing to apply for this Fellowship may contact OneWorld Foundation India by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The last date for submission of applications is 25th April, 2013 Applications for the Fellowship should be addressed to

OneWorld Foundation India

C-1/3 Safdarjung Development Area

New Delhi – 110 016

Tel: +91-11-41689000

Fax: +91-11-41689001


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