Africa Centre for Development Journalism Invites Entries for Inequalities Reporting Fellowship


The Africa Centre for Development Journalism (ACDJ), under its Sub-national Development Data Accountability Reporting Project invites entries from qualified full-time or freelance journalists from across Nigeria.

Successful applicants will be expected participate in all the fellowship activities that include a two-day intensive training workshop in Lagos; at least 4 weeks of mentoring, and execution of a report having received a reporting grant. The reports will be published/broadcast by their media houses as well as on the ACDJ website. The reports may be human angle-based but will also be data and evidence-based.

Elligible applicants should have a record of reporting on one or more of the following inequality themes: Economic Inequality, Education/Skills Inequality, Food and Nutrition Inequality, Gender Inequality/Gender Based Violence, Health Inequality, Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Underdevelopment, Negative Cultural Practices such as Forced Child ‘Marriage’ and Female Genital Mutilation /Cutting, People Living With Disability and Inequality, Political/Representation Inequality, Social Status Inequality, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Inequality – and/or  Census, Population and Demography-related issues in relationship to humanitarian emergencies, conflict, poverty and underdevelopment.

Applicants selected to participate in the fellowship must secure the written consent of their editors to participate in the fellowship and for publication/broadcast of their special reports by their media houses.

The project is part of a Collaborative Media Partnership Supported by the MacArthur Foundation through the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

Application closes on October 1, 2023.

Interested applicants should fill the Application Form.