Community Content Guidelines

Dear Green Network Asia Community Readers,

We would like to invite you to create and publish your digital content in Green Network Asia’s “Community” platform.

Mission

The role of grassroot communities for the realization of sustainable development around the world are instrumental yet often go unnoticed by wider audiences and the general public due to limited resources for publications. 

At Green Network Asia, we work day to day empowering grassroot communities through digital content produced organically by our team. However, our limited time, energy, and resources are far from the potential of capturing stories from so many communities in different corners of the world, including the complexity of their unique voices, experiences, efforts, and contributions for society. 

That’s why, we launched this “Community” platform to facilitate you publishing stories from your community with us.

Benefits

By publishing your digital content with Green Network Asia, you can share authentic voices and unique stories from your community organically, benefit from our editorial support, and reach our multi-stakeholder communities who have passion, enthusiasm, aspiration, influence, and interest in sustainable development, as well as the general public in the Asia Pacific and beyond.

Honorarium

We do not provide honorarium for the successfully published stories on our “Community” platform. In fact, we dedicate the platform to accelerate our community empowerment efforts and have spent some amount of operational budget to publish organic digital content like this. We fund our overall operations with our Partnership work and hope to continue empowering communities in the future through our work.

Submission Format

You may submit your community stories in the form of written articles, photo stories, posters, infographics, comics, or short-form videos.

Relevant Topics

Your stories should cover any of the following topics:

Poverty Eradication | Rural Development | Food Security | Nutrition | Sustainable Agriculture | Herbs and Spices | Health and Well-Being | Health and Population | Education | Culture | Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Water and Sanitation | Energy Transition| Green Economy | Sustainable Tourism | Employment and Decent Work for All | Social Protection | Industry | Sustainable Transport | Reduced Inequalities | Youth | Children | Peoples with Disabilities | Indigenous Peoples Disaster Risk Reduction | Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements | Sustainable Consumption and Production | Chemicals and Waste | Climate Change | Atmosphere | Small Island Developing States | Oceans and Seas | Biodiversity and Ecosystems | Forest | Mountain | Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought | Integrated Decision Making and Participation | Institutional Framework and International Cooperation for Sustainable Development | Capacity Development | Finance | Financial Inclusion | Blended Finance | Multi-stakeholder Partnership and Voluntary Commitments | Science | Technology | Trade | Impact Investing | Blended Finance | Corporate Responsibility (CSR) | Corporate Accountability | ESG

Technical Guidelines

  Your submission must be original and has never been published on any other platforms before.

  Your submission may share your experience, insight, and idea; showcase good practices and lessons learned, policies, and projects in your community; or highlight concerns in your community.

  You should hyperlink all data/sources/references available online into your article draft to ensure credibility and allow our community readers to learn further. Only legitimate sources are accepted.

  You should also include the links to all data, sources, and references available online you use in your non-article submissions.

  Your submission should be authentic, easy-to-understand, and high-quality. For instance, you should write your article in easy reading and popular writing style while maintaining the quality of the content. Avoid clickbait, sensationalism, and greenwashing.

  Your article should be within 500 – 700 words, including the title and subheadings.

  Your short-form video should have a maximum duration of 1 minute, using the 9:16 aspect ratio in portrait.

  Your visual-based submission, such as an infographic, a photo story carousel, or a poster, should be in portrait mode with 1080×1350 resolution and 4:5 aspect ratio.

  For article submission, you may include one to three high-resolution images. The images should be original photos from your community. If you don’t have one, you can also use direct links of related images with creative common licensing. You must include the sources, captions you want to use, and alt-text.

  You should include alt-text for all visual elements and closed captioning for all audio elements in your submission. We strive to make our advocacy accessible for as many people as possible.

Editorial Decision

We do our best to read your submissions and notify you about our publication decision as soon as possible within one week. If we don’t get back to you within one week, you may assume that we will not publish your content.

We do a careful final editing on your content before publication. This editing may include changes in the content, title, and images.

Submission

Please submit your content via email to [email protected] cc [email protected] with the subject “Community Submission: [Title]”. In the body of the email, please include the title of your content, the topic, a short profile of the content creator, and a profile picture.

We look forward to learn, share, and collaborate with you in the ecosystem of shared value for sustainable development.

Thank you.

Last updated: 16 January 2024