The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Francophone Africa

1 April 2022 –31 March 2023

The CIJ collaborated with 4 partners in the Francophone Africa region who were responsible for coordinating and delivering activities including training of participants during the Year 1 period of the project. They are ADISI-Cameroun, Cell Norbert Zongo for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO), Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest and Ajebudi-Yaga.

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For inquiries or opportunities, contact the Project Manager, Adeolu Adekola at


Published: 18 Dec 2023

2023 OCRI Highlights: Facilitating Real World Actions!

2023 has been a rollercoaster year for the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) at the CIJ! We built on a successful Year One (April 2022 – March 2023) and moved into 3 new regions for Year Two that runs till March 2024.
Published: 31 Mar 2023

OCRI Year two kicks off as impactful Year one ends

The last twelve months of implementing the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) has been an impactful one and has provided the springboard to achieve more as we go into working in three new regions of the world namely Brazil & Lusophone Africa, South Asia and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
Published: 01 Feb 2023

Cross-border investigative stories published as conference on climate change in West Africa holds

After months of training journalists, forging partnership with research institutes and climate study as well as investigative stories field work, CIJ's OCRI partner, the Cell Norbert Zongo for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) held a public conference on Friday, 20 January 2023 in  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Published: 31 Jan 2023

Investigative stories presented as stakeholders discuss mangrove disappearance in Cameroun

Stakeholders from Government agencies, Civil Society Organisations, researchers/academics working on mangrove issues as well as the media were present as Adisi-Cameroun held an Investigative stories presentation and roundtable event.
Published: 25 Nov 2022

Investigative stories presentation and roundtable in Cameroun

OCRI's Anglophone Africa partner, Adisi-Cameroun is hosting an official presentation of the results from the investigative stories and a roundtable on the dangers of mangrove destruction and the consequences as it relates to Climate Change.
Published: 18 Nov 2022

OCRI at Climate Change Media Summit and AIJC2022

At this year's African Investigative Journalism Conference #AIJC2022 which ran from October 31 to November 2, our partners from Anglophone and Francophone Africa shared lessons on working with the CIJ as a partner and reaching about 200 journalists, researchers and activists/environmentalists across 19 African countries under OCRI.
Published: 30 Jun 2022

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.
Published: 29 Jun 2022

OCRI now covers 8 countries in Francophone Africa

The CIJ's Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) will now be implemented across 8 countries in Francophone Africa. Joining the initial three partners covering 7 countries is Ajebudi-Yaga, a leading innovative and young-led media organisation in Burundi.
Published: 29 Jun 2022

Investigating climate change: First OCRI training for journalists in Francophone Africa held

CIJ's partner and West-Africa-based investigative journalism network CENOZO, organised its first climate change reporting training on June 23 and 24, under the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) project.
Published: 24 Jun 2022

Training and grant opportunity for journalists in Senegal, Niger and Côte d’Ivoire to investigate climate change

The Centre for Investigative Journalism's partner on the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) project, Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest, has launched a call for applications to journalists in Senegal, Niger and Côte d'Ivoire who are interested in investigative reporting on climate issues.
Published: 08 Jun 2022

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).