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Tropentag 2011 Call for Student Reporters

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The Tropentag is a development oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide.

Tropentag, ( the conference on tropical and subtropical agriculture and resource managament is an annual conference organised by ATSAF e.V. in collaboration with European universities since 1197. In 2011, the Tropentag takes place in Bonn, Germany, with participants coming from almost 70 countries. The keynote speakers are among others Gordon R. Conway (Imperial College London), Rattan Lal (Ohio State University), Tewolde Berhan (World Future Council), Ravinder Raul Singh Malik (IWMI), and Carla Roncoli (University of Georgia).

To increase the outreach of the event, the ATSAF e.V. with support of the Robert-Bosch Foundation, the fiat panis Foundation and the Böll Foundation, invites students to give an account of the event as student reporters.

Be a student reporter at the Tropentag 2011!
As a student reporte, you will attaend an introduction to communication through the world wide web in a 2 day workshop in September / October 2011. From 5-7 October 2011, the reporters will work in a interdisciplinary team of 12 international students who continuously contribute to a multi-author blog with text and visual content. In this blog the student reporters will summarise the discussions and report on recent trends, hot topics or emerging issues during the whole conference.

Deadline for application is 1 July 2011.
The application is open to students affiliated to a European university with great interest in the Tropentag topics. 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.

ATSAF e.V. covers the travel to and from Bonn (low emission transportation means are strongly suggested), accommodation and registration fee of the conference.
Please apply with a short CV outlining your experience in the relevant fields and a motivation letter (maximum 0.5 page). Please also state which topic of the conference you would be most interested in reporting on: (1) Marginal land and marginal people; (2) Development on the margin and nature protection; (3) Resource use and ecosystem services; (4) Perspective for development on the margin; (5) keynote presentations.
If you are interested/skilled in using visual media or social media, please also state this in your application.

For more information, contact ATSAF e.V. at studentreporter


Author: C. Whitney

I am an Independent consultant working with Organic farmers, wild collectors and conservation oriented communities in SE Asia. - Organic Consultant and Researcher, PhD candidate, Couchsurfing Ambassador, MOFGA Member, IFOAM Member, Organic Group Manager...

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