Our goal is to extend the impact of journalism, and mobilize different audiences to engage directly on climate, environmental and social justice issues, with educational and outreach programs across South America, Africa, and Asia.

​​For years, the Pulitzer Center model has incorporated reporting into comprehensive educational and outreach programs, with the goal of extending the impact of journalism and mobilizing different audiences to engage directly on important issues. We have now expanded this work globally, launching new educational and outreach programs in South America, Africa, and Asia in 2022.

Inspired by the work of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) and of the Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) journalists and Fellows, we are connecting teachers, students, youth, influencers, and professionals with the underreported issue of rainforests and global deforestation. Our purpose is to increase quality discussion and cultivate more engaged and informed individuals and organized civil society groups who can build public awareness of the importance of rainforests and the drivers of deforestation and hold those in power to account.

The International Education and Outreach Program brings together specialists from across the globe. By connecting teachers, students, youth, influencers, journalists, and professionals, we work to foster engagement and create more powerful narratives on rainforest and climate issues.

Intertwining journalism, education, and outreach in different and crucial climate hotspots in the world, starting with the world’s largest tropical rainforest regions we hope to be part of a greater and unstoppable multi-stakeholder movement that directly engages in improving policies, market campaigns, and other accountability mechanisms, exposing harmful practices and holding those in power to account.

In the Amazon, we are developing a module course in partnership with 5 Brazilian Amazon public universities to discuss the environmental crisis and promote civic engagement. In Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, we have put in place the “Amazonia Lab,” a digital platform bringing people together to learn about and act on Amazon rainforest deforestation.


EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Amazon in the Anthropocene

Amazon in the Anthropocene


OUTREACH INITIATIVE

Amazonía Lab

Amazonía Lab


EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Congo Basin Teachers' Hub

Congo Basin Teachers' Hub

In the Congo Basin, we are piloting the “Congo Basin Teacher’s Hub” to support teachers and students in their learning and engagement in favor of the protection of Congo Basin rainforests, and the “Congo Basin Talk with Young Professionals” platform to discuss the added value that the forest can represent in the wellbeing of DRC youth.


OUTREACH INITIATIVE

Congo Basin Talks With Young Professionals

Congo Basin Talks With Young Professionals


EDUCATION INITIATIVE

SEA Journalist-Scientist Hub

SEA Journalist-Scientist Hub


OUTREACH INITIATIVE

#ShowMeYourTree

#ShowMeYourTree

In the Southeast Asia region, we launched the “SEA Journalist-Scientist Rainforest Forum,” a hub to foster dialogue between Indonesian scientists and journalists to address pressing rainforest and climate issues. In Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar, we are working with influencers and artists in bringing rainforest reporting to life through multiple formats of artistic storytelling, in “The Mekong #ShowMeYourTree Initiative”.

We developed a Theory of Change to foster public engagement and create more powerful narratives on rainforest and climate issues. This framework outlines our global and regional approaches to intertwining journalism, education, and outreach to build public awareness of the importance of rainforests.

WHAT'S GOING ON


EVENT

#ShowMeYourTree Kicks Off in Cambodia’s Kuy Community

Phnom Penh-based content creators will visit the Kuy Indigenous Youth Group in Kampong Thom Province, which is a network of the Cambodian Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA).


EVENT

Our Roots, Our Rainforests: Getting to Know the World and SEA Rainforests

By fostering participants’ motivation, knowledge, and self-confidence in telling stories about the environment, this training will arm creators with the knowledge to spearhead the #ShowMeYourTree movement.


UPDATE

Kinshasa Youth Discuss Congo Basin Rainforest and Opportunities

On July 29, 2022, the Pulitzer Center, in partnership with Habari DRC, organized a discussion in Kinshasa on the employment, entrepreneurship, and advocacy opportunities that can arise from the preservation of the Congo Basin rainforest.

Contact

Interested in learning more? Reach out to ieo@pulitzercenter.org or to specific members of the team:

GENERAL INQUIRIES
Flora Pereira, International Education and Outreach Director | fpereira@pulitzercenter.org

EDUCATION
Maria Darrigo, Amazon Education Coordinator | mdarrigo@pulitzercenter.org
Eric Selemani, Congo Basin Education Coordinator | eselemani@pulitzercenter.org
Grenti Paramitha, SEA Education Coordinator | gparamitha@pulitzercenter.org

OUTREACH
Jonatan Rodríguez, Amazon Outreach Coordinator | jrodriguez@pulitzercenter.org
Afy Malungu, Congo Basin Outreach Coordinator | amalungu@pulitzercenter.org
Vijitra Duangdee, SEA Outreach Coordinator | vduangdee@pulitzercenter.org