Changing Africa With Data
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 have been supported (or are being supported) by ADH Fellowships in Nigeria and Kenya.Past fellows we have supported
Fellows receive financial compensation in the form of a grant or stipend to cover the costs of producing a data story or stories.
Fellows receive in-depth training from a range of experts in data journalism and key subject-matter experts.
Fellows will be mentored by journalism experts throughout the programme in how to source, analyse and visualise data as well as craft the narrative.
Fellows from past and present fellowships can join the growing community of journalists on the continent working with data.
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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 countriesAfrican countries
South SudanSouth Sudan
South AfricaSouth Africa
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
Saint HelenaSaint Helena
Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
Ivory CoastIvory Coast
Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
Cape VerdeCape Verde
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
Elijah Akoji has had an insightful experience as a fellow on the ADH Community journalism fellowship. Each of the training sessions and the topics were carefully selected and relevant in today's journalist practice and to Elijah, especially as an investigative journalist. The sessions were handled by experts who understand the journalism profession, and their shared experience in the course of the training has helped Elijah to build an ethical mindset while on the field.
Linda Ngari is grateful for the training on data-driven storytelling that she has received during the fellowship. The hands-on approach that is used by Odipodev during the mentorship period helped Linda produce a detailed and well researched data story.
Fellow's data story:
Through ADH Rosemary has learnt the importance of Data analysis and Data visualisation in Journalism. The trainers introduced her to the world of breaking down the hard concept of data into simple language, from sourcing, verification transfer, analysis and use of visuals, the practical part of the training with our coaches was well articulated as they moved step by step through the training. She has realised that data is no longer a luxury but a necessity while telling stories and as we move into a data world, Journalists should not be left behind.
Fellow's data story:
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:
Topics range from universal healthcare policies to communicable diseases, maternal health and the causes of hunger.
Topics range from the structural barriers women and girls face to the experience of gender based violence.
Topics range from equitable economic recovery policy interventions to consumers’ experience of inflation.
Topics range from voter participation in elections to active citizenship.