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Climate Change Media Training for West African Journalists (online)

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), in partnership with The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), is hosting its second climate change media training for journalists and researchers in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. This is the second training as part of its climate change media fellowship. The fellowship features training and mentorship opportunities, access to data and resources, and media appearances on topical climate change issues including:

The training will run virtually from Wednesday, August 24th, and Friday, August 26th, 2022.

Akintunde Babatunde

Akintunde is a Programme Manager with extensive experience in international development, public policy, civic technology, climate change, and media innovation. He is currently the Deputy Director (Development) of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development.

Fatou Jeng

Fatou Jeng has 7 years of experience in climate change policy and advocacy, community development, and gender equality work. With a master’s degree in Environment, Development, and Policy at the University of Sussex, She is the founder of Clean Earth Gambia, Board member of Plant-for-the-Planet International, and Policy lead on gender and climate change at the UNFCCC Youth Constituency, leading several projects on community resilience to climate change, resulting in her recognition as one of the most influential climate activists from Africa.

Jubril Adeojo

Jubril is the Co-founder at OneWattSolar, a clean-tech company in Africa. He is also the Co-founder/Managing Director at SMEFUNDS Capital Limited, where he led the consortium that set up the $100million Nigeria-Green Energy Fund programme that is backed by the African Guarantee Fund.

Lina Yassin

As researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Lina works on supporting the Least Developing Countries (LDC) Group in pushing or more ambitious outcomes at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Mojeed Alabi

Mojeed is an experienced reporter with a demonstrated history of excellent delivery skilled in investigative reporting, news sourcing, and building brands. He is a media and communication professional with a BA in English focused in English Language from Obafemi Awolowo University and Masters in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies (MDSS) from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Olumide Idowu

Olumide is a co-founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI), a non-governmental organisation that aims to produce climate-smart generations throughout Africa while also tackling development disparities.

Tobi Oluwatola

Tobi is an executive with over 16 years of experience in media, energy, finance, and policy. He is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), a West African media innovation think (and do) tank.
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