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

41

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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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

Henix Obuchunju

This fellowship gave Henix the opportunity to examine the implementation of the two-thirds gender rule of law in Kenya. He became aware that women leaders continue to face numerous challenges while rising through positions of leadership. Henix works with a Community Radio station: Pamoja FM - the voice of Kibera (a large informal settlement in the heart of Nairobi). Finding and analysing data related to this topic has helped him tell this story while still being sensitive to the lived experience of this community. Patriarchy is still a challenge facing this society.

Fellow's data story:

The Two-Thirds Gender Rule Farce

Jedidah Nguyo

Jedidah Nguyo is delighted that she took a leap of faith and applied for the Africa Data Hub fellowship and was accepted. Jedidah has had lots of eye opening experiences and interesting insights about data journalism and credible storytelling. The fellowship has taught Jedidah that data is not a monster, it can be challenging but it's not impossible to crack.

Fellow's data story:

Drug use among school children

Sodiq Ojuroungbe

Sodiq has enjoyed exploring the use of data as an anchor for his ADH fellowship story, and has a greater appreciation for multimedia storytelling. The experiences he had on the fellowship drove home the need for community journalism and how community journalism can improve the lived experiences of people living in Nigerian rural communities. His story has been gotten a response from the Ogun State health ministry with plans to improve health facilities in the state’s rural community,

Fellow's data story:

Hospitals of Horror: Despite funds, Ogun health centres in shambles, as women go through agony, pains to give birth

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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