ADH Fellows

Changing Africa With Data

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

Rosemary Onchari

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:

Access to contraceptives in Kenya during the pandemic

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

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

Obilo Eve Akinyi

Obilo has found the insights shared by the trainers and mentors during the ADH data journalism fellowship insightful and educational. She found the fellowship interesting and has learnt much about how data can be used to tell authentic and credible stories, and how data-driven storytelling can be used to drive positive change and impact.

Fellow's data story:

Inflation and its change in priorities

Winny Jerotich

The fellowship has provided Winny with the opportunity to get hands-on experience producing a data story with support and assistance from experienced data journalists. She has enjoyed learning about Tabular and actually using it to sort and analyse data for her story.

Fellow's data story:

Nutritional health and overnutrition among children in Kenya

Linda Ngari

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:

Is Kenya’s Economic Crisis Worse Than Sri Lanka’s?

Bukola Afeni

Bukola has enjoyed the freedom to dive into the research and data related to the publication of her data story. Her familiarity with data has allowed her to use data published in the latest WASH Report which she is using to support her story. The data visualisation support from the Orodata Science team has allowed her to focus on researching and writing her data story.

Fellow's data story:

Katampe – A Community where Potable Water is a Scarce Commodity

Sophie Munyaka

Sophie had an amazing experience on the ADH data journalism fellowship. She has found the fellowship to be an interesting introduction to data and data journalism. She is eager to learn more about and apply data-driven storytelling tools in the future.

Fellow's data story:

Kenya’s eHealth Sector Research Analysis

Abigail Nduku

Through this fellowship Abigail has learnt the importance of sourcing credible and relevant statistics to support investigative community stories. The fellowship has opened her eyes to how data journalism and indepth research can be an exciting element to storytelling and give a story authenticity. Data can be a powerful tool for amplifying a journalist’s voice.

Fellow's data story:

Safe houses for men undergoing GBV: A pipe dream?

Tunde Omolehin

The ADH fellowship has given Tunde unique insights on how to approach stories with data as evidence, and data journalism as a career. The fellowship has “initiated [Tunde] into real data journalism.” He has been exposed to the importance of statistical investigation and data visualisation as an approach to producing evidence based stories. Through the fellowship he has realised the importance and scope of community based journalism, and he plans to tell more community based stories; it has changed his perspective on having to travel far for “big” news stories.

Fellow's data story:

Inside Kano community where illegal Miners cash-in on residents’ pain

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

Joy Chemutai

From my studies, journalism has been about storytelling and meeting deadlines, but I have discovered that data is an important part of telling credible stories

Fellow's data story:

Postpartum Depression in Fathers

Dishon Onditi

Dishon enjoyed the ADH training fellowship session. He has found the mentorship during the Fellowship beneficial to the development of his data journalism skills. He has acquired data sourcing and data visualisations skills that are essential in successful data storytelling, and has also learnt more about how to access publication channels for his data stories.

Fellow's data story:

Employment opportunities for disabled people in Kenya

Adesola Ikulajolu

The Community Journalism Fellowship included training sessions before the fellows started their investigation and reporting, Adesola enjoyed the training session facilitated by Orodata Science. The training opened his eyes to a lot of elements a journalist has to look out for in community investigations, with insights on the relevant data sets and how to locate them, and how to interpret a data set in the present context. The resources provided in the fellowship helped him tell this particular story on a large scale. His data story has been published on The Nation, Ripples, and Naija News.

Fellow's data story:

Investigation: Untold Story Of Nigeria’s Oil Producing Communities Battling Poor Health System

Brian Muchiri

Brian enjoyed the fellowship experience with ADH, and interacting with young new minds like himself; and found sharing the different ideas and ideologies great. It was good for him to see that the journalism profession has a future beyond the status quo. The trainers, tooktheir time to ensure that the points of the fellowship are understood by the fellows. He also enjoyed the insightful instances in data that are absolutely new to him.

Fellow's data story:

Increase in instances of gender based violence during the Covid 19 Lockdown in Kenya

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

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

Jefferson Volka

Through the ADH data journalism fellowship Jefferson has learnt how to use data in his storytelling. The training on how to do data-driven journalism on the fellowship was intense and required dedication, he found the insights on how to incorporate data in storytelling informative. The fellowship has opened his eyes to how data can be used as a criteria for evaluating the credibility of a story that is not based on popularity and likes, but is based on evidence.

Fellow's data story:

Teenage mother who delivered a premature baby desires to resume schooling

Ann Godwin

Through the fellowship, Ann has been able to publish a robust data journalism output using multi-media. Through the fellowship she has been able to explore various aspects of journalism as a whole; it has shown her how data allows a reconciliation between long form content by providing evidence, visual information that isn’t a photo, and text breaks that make written content more consumable. She has realised that multimedia journalism that if data-driven can allow her to explore the boundaries of journalism.

Fellow's data story:

11 years after UNEP report, Rivers communities still endangered by pollution

Francis Odee

Francis has enjoyed the ADH data journalism fellowship and has changed his way of thinking about and towards data and numbers in the field of journalism and storytelling . Through the training and mentorship that he received on the fellowship he has gained confidence and appetite for working with data, and telling data driven stories.

Fellow's data story:

Mental health among journalists in Kenya. Yassin Juma explains how he survived death 9 times.

Karen Muriuki

Karen has experience writing Lifestyle and Entertainment pieces in print and online for The Nation. This Data Journalism Fellowship has given her the opportunity to share the stories of people living with Fibromyalgia and how they cope with everyday life. Karen aims to publish in print and digital using photographs to tell this story.

Fellow's data story:

The experience of people living with Fibromyalgia

Derick Otieno

In this fellowship, Derick has learnt that data journalism is not a thing of the future; it is now. He has discovered how incorporating data in his storytelling can really improve the quality of journalism he produces.

Fellow's data story:

Maternal health care in Kenya

Ngozi Egenuka

Ngozi has learnt how to do and use data deep-dives in her stories during the ADH fellowship, and it has been an amazing experience she aims to continue after the fellowship. See their prioritisation of underreported communities on this fellowship has been refreshing, the theme of health seem to bee common among the fellowship stories. It is exciting to be a part of amplifying the voices of these communities. Being able to support the voices of the people with data, and get technical support from the team with visualising data is really helpful.

Fellow's data story:

Lack of access to basic amenities in Ibeshe Community

Elizabeth Angira

Elizabeth enjoyed learning about data and data journalism on the ADH fellowship. Through the fellowship she has realised how data can be used as a source of great stories, and give credibility to a data story when used in the right context.

Fellow's data story:

The Challenges Facing Mothers Struggling With Fistula

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