Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 130 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world. More information on CAN may be found here.
CAN Nodes and members met for their annual strategy meetings earlier this year and agreed to focus climate impacts by elevating and centring the stories of people affected by climate change around the world to push governments to respond effectively to the climate emergency. CAN nodes and members will capture these stories in short videos filmed in different parts of the world themselves and then submitted to CAN International. With the assistance of the filmmaker/videographer, these videos will be collected; edited in a way to ensure that they are visually connected and uniform; and posted on the network’s social media platforms during a month-long campaign planned for October 2020. As they are intended for use on social, videos will be no longer than 2 min and 20 seconds each, possibly shorter.
The objective is to bring about a strong call on governments to raise their climate ambition. Narratives for the videos will be built from the bottom up showing how people are affected, but also how resilient they are and how they are fighting back on the frontlines, despite the situation they find themselves in. This will provide an opportunity for them to express the solutions they envision and articulate the world we want. Therefore, the videos will end with a positive note and message. The campaign engages CAN´s 20 nodes in filming and reporting climate impacts for the campaign and in the long run. We aim to build on this opportunity to empower and strengthen nodes´ capacity to deliver good quality footage.
CAN invites proposals from eligible filmmakers and videographers to submit expressions of interest to support the campaign through the following activities:
Expressions of Interest should include, but not be limited to the following:
Respondents must submit Expressions of Interest via email to Hala Kilani, Senior Communications Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday 13 July 2020.
CAN International will use a transparent and competitive screening process including a technical and financial evaluation.
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