The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Train the Trainer on Environmental Data Journalism

A specialised course designed for Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) trainers who will train journalists in Senegal, Niger and Côte d’Ivoire, working with mainstream media (television, radio, print and online press) in partnership with Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest.

Class duration: 5hrs x 3 days (Saturdays)

Level of participation: very high. Hands-on, assignment of training trials, screen shares, regular Q&As and participants contributions.

Guided by one of our data trainers, with decades of experience pushing the frontiers of data-driven investigations, you’ll come away with the skills to start gathering, interviewing and presenting data for environmental reporting projects as well as relevant techniques to transfer knowledge to others.

Technical Requirements

This training will need you to have the following software/apps/tools on your computer:

  • MS Excel 2016 or newer (If do not have access to Excel, there is a free trial version available).
  • Zoom app
  • Camera and audio
  • This course will be hosted on Zoom. To find out more about how we use Zoom, please check out our Zoom InfoSec page.

Birame Faye

Birame Faye is currently the regional media coordinator at the Panos West Africa Institute (IPAO), a regional media development NGO. As an investigative journalist, he trains and mentors journalists in several West African Countries, developing many tools and resources on journalism.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer specialising in data journalism. He has been working with data since 2010. Before that he worked at the BBC – as a reporter, producer, editor of output in Macedonian and Croatian, and finally as head of training at BBC World Service.


  • 23 July 2022 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
  • 30 July 2022 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
  • 6 August 2022 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Location: Zoom meeting