ADH Fellowships

Changing Africa With Data

About our fellowships

The Africa Data Hub’s Fellowship programmes are designed to give journalists across the continent the funding, support and opportunity to create accurate, powerful stories backed by rich datasets and engaging visualisations. Our fellowships are currently being run in Kenya and Nigeria.

Fellows to date

18

fellows have been supported (or are being supported) by ADH Fellowships in Nigeria and Kenya.

Past fellows we have supported

Fellowship Benefits

Money

Fellows receive financial compensation in the form of a grant or stipend to cover the costs of producing a data story or stories.

Training

Fellows receive in-depth training from a range of experts in data journalism and key subject-matter experts.

Mentoring

Fellows will be mentored by journalism experts throughout the programme in how to source, analyse and visualise data as well as craft the narrative.

Networking

Fellows from past and present fellowships can join the growing community of journalists on the continent working with data.

Current Africa Data Hub Fellowships

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Previous opportunities

Meet the Africa data Hub Fellows

Meet our past and present fellows. They have produced a variety of interesting data stories with support and training during the different fellowship programmes.

African countries

African countries

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Zambia

Uganda

Uganda

Tunisia

Tunisia

Togo

Togo

Tanzania

Tanzania

Swaziland

Swaziland

Sudan

Sudan

South Sudan

South Sudan

South Africa

South Africa

Somalia

Somalia

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Seychelles

Seychelles

Senegal

Senegal

Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

Saint Helena

Saint Helena

Rwanda

Rwanda

Réunion

Réunion

Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo

Nigeria

Nigeria

Niger

Niger

Namibia

Namibia

Mozambique

Mozambique

Morocco

Morocco

Mayotto

Mayotto

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritania

Mauritania

Mali

Mali

Malawi

Malawi

Madagascar

Madagascar

Libya

Libya

Liberia

Liberia

Lesotho

Lesotho

Kenya

Kenya

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau

Guinea

Guinea

Ghana

Ghana

Gambia

Gambia

Gabon

Gabon

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Eritrea

Eritrea

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

Egypt

Egypt

Djibouti

Djibouti

Congo

Congo

Comoros

Comoros

Chad

Chad

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Cameroon

Cameroon

Burundi

Burundi

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Botswana

Botswana

Benin

Benin

Angola

Angola

Algeria

Algeria

Ronald Ibrahim

Ronald's experience from this fellowship has changed his perspective on journalism. He previously thought journalism was about justice and justice stories and has been surprised to find that it’s deeper than that, he realized data journalism is about telling a story through numbers, in everyday language for people concerned to derive meaning.

Fellow's data story:

Gender Disparities in the Kenyan Labour Market

Victoria Effiong

The ADH fellowship experience has exposed Victoria to data visualisation, infographics, and maps in her story telling. Her experience with journalism has mostly been in television and radio broadcast, this is her first in depth community investigation story that she plans to publish using multimedia. She has enjoyed the visualisation support from the Orodata Science team as well as the focus on data as an element of the story telling. She has found the journey exciting.

Fellow's data story:

A tale of open defecation in Calabar* Metropolis

Israel Olatunji

The fellowship has been a great experience for Israel, using a range of visualisation tools (e.g. infographics, maps, charts, etc). Finding data to support a story can be easy if you are familiar with data, but there can be technical challenges in incorporating that data in a story in a meaningful way; the technical support that is available on this fellowship for visual communication has been very helpful. The ADH fellowship has allowed him to pursue a story idea he had because the funding and support is made available for this.

Fellow's data story:

IDPs: How Dearth of Accessible Healthcare Facility Threatens Thousands of Lives

What type of journalism do ADH Fellows do?

The Africa Data Hub funds and supports the activity of journalists who want to improve their storytelling through data analysis and visualisation skills in the following areas:

Health

Topics range from universal healthcare policies to communicable diseases, maternal health and the causes of hunger.

Gender

Topics range from the structural barriers women and girls face to the experience of gender based violence.

Economic recovery

Topics range from equitable economic recovery policy interventions to consumers’ experience of inflation.

Political participation

Topics range from voter participation in elections to active citizenship.

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