Nigerian, four others selected for local sustainability solutions fellowship

local sustainability solutions fellowship

Climate Tracker has unveiled participants of its local sustainability solutions fellowship.

The five young journalists, drawn from Nigeria, Italy, Peru, Mexico and India, will help highlight local solutions to sustainability challenges in their countries.

The 6-month paid media mentorship-fellowship is organised with support from One Earth.

The fellows are Daniel Whyte, Priscilla Santos Da Silva, Milton López, Adriana Navarro and Vaishnavi Rathore.

Daniel Whyte, the youngest among them, is a storyteller and journalist with a deep interest in development holds a BA in English and Literary Studies (First Class Honours) and currently works as a journalist with Premium Time Center for Investigative Journalism and a researcher on the Natural Resource and Extractive Programme.

He has previously written for Stears Business, HumAngle Media, International Centre for Investigative Reporting, The Cable Newspaper, among others.

32-year-old Priscilla Santos Da Silva, a Brazilian who is representing Italy in the fellowship is a 32-year-old researcher, photographer, and aspiring media professional.

With a degree in International Relations and having graduated in Diplomacy from Università degli studi di Salerno, she works today to promote sustainable tourism on the Amalfi Coast.

Milton Antonio López Tarabochia has published in Mongabay (USA) and Mongabay (Latin America) about a major oil spill in Peruvian waters and was a nominee with the team to the National Journalism Award in the Writing Category.

After this publication, the 27-year-old continued writing many similar articles, which influenced the government’s decision to create a special fund for remedying the oil spill catastrophe.

Adriana Navarro Ramírez is a Mexican freelance journalist who has worked in different mass media such as El informador, Mural, Este País NTR, CNN México, Radio Universidad de Guadalajara, Canal 44 and La Gaceta.

In the last couple years, she has had the opportunity to travel to seasides of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras to write chronicles about the way in which the communities have organized to protect their territories and their seas. The chronicles were published in different books: Written with Blue Ink 1 and 2; Leadership in the Mesoamerican Reef and Women of the Sea sponsored by the KFW German Development Bank and Mar Fund, an independent international non-profit organization.

Currently living in New Delhi, India, Vaishnavi is a 25-year old semi-nomad. She moved around a lot while growing up and this gave her a chance to live all across the country, from the deserts of Rajasthan to the Himalayas and the fertile plains of Punjab.

For a little over a year, she has been working as an Environment Associate with The Bastion, a young development journalism organisation that focuses on coverage of environment, education, sports, and more recently on tech and health. Vaishnavi has also published her stories with Down to Earth – India’s leading environment magazine, Mongabay-India, The Kashmir Times, and IndiaSpend—India’s first data-driven journalism portal.


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