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Akintunde Babatunde

Akintunde is a Programme Manager with extensive experience in international development, public policy, civic technology, climate change, and media innovation. He is the Director of Programs at the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) and the OCRI regional coordinator for Anglophone Africa.

Akintunde is a sought-after speaker, having delivered presentations on Africa’s media innovation and development policy at notable institutions such as the European Parliament, the New York Times Climate Hub, the University of London, and the Presidential Precinct. His commentary has also been featured on renowned media platforms including the BBC, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird, and NTA, among others.

Summer Conference Event
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Investigating the Climate Crisis – Beyond Reporting the What [R]

In the midst of an unfolding global crisis, climate reporting is an urgent and necessary field, but there is a corresponding need for journalists to go further than reporting on what is happening due to climate change and investigate deeper questions: why it is happening, who is responsible, who is profiting and how the much-vaunted solutions are being undermined to the point of futility.
Summer Conference Event
 — Talk

Broken Promises: Greenwashing Uncovered

Recent years have seen significant improvement in both recognition and rhetoric from those in power around the need for action to address the looming impacts of the climate crisis. However, in too many cases, positive words have served only to obscure inaction at best and continued harm at worst.
OCRI Event

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.
OCRI Event

Climate change media training – Nigeria

Participants will be taken through several modules that include: Understanding Climate Change concepts, causes, evidence and impacts in Africa, Introduction to Climate Finance: Contexts and Instruments, Using Technology and Social Media for Climate and Environmental Advocacy and Social Mobilisation, Environmental Crimes and Climate Change and Understanding Nigeria’s Climate Change Act, Nationally Determined Contribution and other […]