SJN – LEDE Fellowship

INKLINE is one of the 21 fellows of Solutions Journalism Network’s inaugural LEDE Fellowship.

What is the LEDE Fellowship?

LEDE fellowship is Solutions Journalism Network’s first programme allowing journalism entrepreneurs to create and lead projects that spread solutions journalism in their communities.

What is our project?

Often described as the biggest challenge of our generation, the climate crisis is already having an impact on people’s lives. But, as scary as this may sound, the reality is not all doom and gloom; movements are arising across the globe, citizens and organisations even pushing governments to take immediate action – to prevent climate breakdown.

As an international media platform, we wanted to highlight community projects and initiatives from across the globe that are focussing on fighting for future generations and are working towards developing climate change mitigation techniques.

In 2020, we produced in-depth, solutions-based, longform stories across all key geographical regions; to give our readers a flavour of the different strategies that are being developed across the world. You can find all the stories here:

Africa: Homemakers in Mali are making a conscious shift to sustainable, environment-friendly kitchen products to tackle the climate crisis and their financial struggles. Find out more in this longread by Soumaïla Diarra.

Asia: Through a global effort and various initiatives, saving peatlands in Indonesia and across the globe can now be a reality. Find out more in this longread written by Nithin Coca.

Europe: Weave together anarchistic philosophy, the cryptocurrency mining process and open-source technology, and there lays a solution for sustainable agriculture. Find out more in this longread written by Inbar Preiss.

South America: Mapuche communities in Chile are showing that the knowledge of their elders may hold the key to a sustainable future. Find out more in this longread written by Francisco Parra Galaz.

North America: Mexico City’s poorest neighbourhood is fighting climate-change-induced inundations through better education, communication and community-building. Find out more in this longread written by Laura Puttkamer.

Oceania: In Western Australia’s remote northern region of The Kimberley, Indigenous seasonal and ecological knowledge is playing a crucial role in building resilience to climate change. Find out more in this longread written by Mikki Cusack.

In parallel to these features, we are running workshops in India, the Philippines and the UK to find out why climate change solutions are not more prevalent in the news and to identify ways to tackle those barriers. You can find the report from our first workshop in the UK here.