OCRI trainers in Cameroon head to a planning workshop
In Cameroon, trainers who will be involved in the implementation of the Open Data for Environment and Civic Awareness project under OCRI are meeting for a planning and curriculum development workshop on July 4 and 5, in Douala, the economic capital of the country.
Under the supervision of the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s partner ADISI-Cameroun, the trainers and local project management team will work together on the materials to be used during the training and mentorship of selected journalists from Cameroon’s most popular media. This will be done by identifying skills and modules needed by fellows to do better climate change and environmental investigative stories to serve as training content. The fellows will then receive grants in order to produce investigations on the phenomenon of mangrove disappearance across three major coasts of Douala, Kribi and Limbe and help civil society to advocate for saving what remains.
The planning and curriculum development workshop is coming after a successful public call for applications from eligible journalists to apply for a chance to be selected for the ODECA project that closed on Wednesday June 20.