Wednesday 4 May 2011


Win a trip to Tanzania and be our Hunger Busting Blogger!

Are you a woman with a connection to the land? Do you want to be part of the solution to the world’s food crisis? Then ActionAid needs you!

Are you a woman with a connection to the land? Do you want to be part of the solution to the world’s food crisis? Then ActionAid needs you!

ActionAid is looking for a passionate women who is connected as a producer, consumer or activist with sustainable agriculture and rural communites here in Australia to send to Tanzania as part of our blogger training programme.

You might be a rural farmer, agricultural student, garden farmer in the city – or someone passionate about organic farm fresh food.

If this sounds like you, then we want you as our Hunger Busting Blogger.

The successful applicant will be one of a select group of 15 ActionAid activists from around the world who will be trained in the use of blogs to help them communicate effectively, connect with their fellow bloggers, while learning about the issues that face rural women in the developing world.

We don’t need a blogging expert, you just need to have an open mind and be passionate about fighting the root causes of poverty, and empowering rural women to fight for their rights (see selection criteria below).

As ActionAid’s Hunger Busting Blogger, you will give poverty a voice by:

- travelling to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Africa

- meeting other global activists and learning together how blogging can help contribute to the fight against poverty and injustice.

- acting as ActionAid Australia’s Hunger Busting Blogger for 12 months.

To nominate yourself, simply follow the above link and post a comment addressing our selection criteria and explaining why you think you’ll make the perfect Hunger Busting Blogger?

You can also support the nomination of someone else by posting a comment below explaining why you think they would be the ideal choice for ActionAid.

This isn’t a popularity contest – there is no “voting”. ActionAid will judge all nominations on the quality of their comments and support they get from others. We’re after the best woman for the job.

Nominations close on 30 May 2011. ActionAid will then choose a shortlist based on the quality of your nominations and provide an easy video challenge for each of the shortlisted nominees to complete. Based on the results of this challenges we’ll be choosing our Hunger Busting Blogger and flying them off to Tanzania in July.

Selection criteria

To be chosen as our Hunger Busting Blogger, you must be:

■A woman who’s passionate about sustainable agriculture (whether as a producer, consumer or vocal advocate).

■A confident speaker with strong written communication skills.

■Willing to blog for 12 months back in Australia about the link between sustainable agriculture and food security.