Video contest: Environment and Emergencies Forum

Want a chance to attend a unique event that discusses innovations in environmental emergencies?

The JEU is looking for volunteers to develop short videos that reflect issues of environmental emergency preparedness, response or environmental risk in humanitarian action.

The JEU team will select the best video and will offer travel and accommodation to the winner (one person) to attend the Environment and Emergencies Forum in Nairobi from September 26-28, 2017.



WHAT: Produce a 2 minute video that reflects your vision and/or reflections on one or more of the following themes: readiness for environmental emergency response, integrating environment in humanitarian operations, environment in conflict settings. You are free to tell any story you wish – either your own, something you witnessed, or something you want to share. The video must depict – in a visual and creative way, and from your personal perspective – one or more of the Forum themes.

Examples of topics might include: natural resource management in refugee camps settings, disaster waste management, preparedness for technological hazards, environment in peacekeeping operations, using satellites to collect environmental data and monitor risks in conflict settings…

These videos will be showcased during the Environment and Emergencies Forum to be held from 26 to 28 September in Nairobi, Kenya.


HOW: For any questions, and to submit videos, please send an email to: [email protected]


WHEN: Deadline to submit your video is July 31 2017.

The winner will be notified by email by August 18 2017.


REQUIREMENTS: Only high definition photos and videos should be used to ensure a good viewing quality for the Forum’s participants. The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit will select the winner according to various criteria including originality, video quality, energizing value, accurate depiction of the chosen theme. The films can include interviews, video-clips, photos galleries etc.


DISCLAIMER: Videos and pictures must be copyright free and available for unlimited sharing, or the JEU should be provided with permission from the author to share it.

For more information on the event, please visite the Environment and Emergencies Forum website.

For more information on the JEU mandate, please visit OCHA’s website.

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