International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Guide for submitting a news story to GEF IW:LEARN

In order to streamline the process and save time, kindly watch this video explaining the details of writing an article for submission to GEF IW:LEARN.
Key guidelines for the article submissions:

  • Maximum 800 words
  • Include some high-resolution photos with captions and credits
    Please note the photos cannot be a part of the text document, and will have to be sent as separate files (.png or .jpeg)
  • Include one high-resolution photo in landscape format that can be used as a header, including captions and credits (see previous stories for examples of this)
  • A video from YouTube or Vimeo can be added to the story if desired (with link, caption and credits)
  • If you have any website sources, include links as these will be hyperlinked
  • Keep the title short, concise and informative, as much as possible with no acronyms please

Please include the following in your submission:

  • News story in Word/Writer document
  • Quality photos as separate .png or .jpeg files
  • Captions and credits for photos
  • Sources/references of your text if you have links, to be included as hyperlinks
  • Implementing agencies
  • GEF IW project website/page link
  • Name and contact details of project coordinator

 The deadline for submissions is every last Friday of the month. Please send to
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with for any questions.