Training and Mentoring on climate change reporting for Journalists in 7 Francophone Africa countries
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is delighted to announce partnerships with 3 organisations to train and mentor Journalists in 7 Francophone Africa countries under its Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI). This is a result of several weeks of building a coalition of partner organisations within Francophone Africa – one of 3 regions identified for Year 1 of OCRI.
The Cell Norbert Zongo for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) will strengthen the capacities of investigative journalists from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali on the coverage of climate change to promote a better understanding of climate issues by populations and leaders through collaboration between journalists, researchers and civil society actors.
Under the intervention named Open Data for Environment and Civic Awareness in Cameroon (ODECA), ADISI-Cameroun will train and mentor Journalists to produce investigations on mangrove disappearance across three major coasts of Douala, Kribi and Limbe as well as their riversides being threatened by this occurrence.
Similarly, the Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest will equip media professionals with new approaches and tools for investigative journalism to better address climate change issues in Senegal, Niger and Côte d’Ivoire.
All 3 partners will undertake several activities working with the CIJ in meeting the objective of OCRI – raising the standard of environmental investigations to enable thoroughly researched public interest reporting and evidence-based advocacy.