To promote public awareness of climate change through research, advocacy, and capacity building of journalists and CSOs. The climate change project aims to improve the capacity of journalists and civil society actors to effectively report evidence of and local solutions to the climate crisis while conducting in-depth research capturing environmental problems caused by climate change, actors, and policy recommendations.
The Climate Change Media Fellowship at the CJID is the continent’s first climate change fellowship by an indigenous media innovation organisation. Our fellowship model attracts high-ranking journalists and researchers from across West Africa. The fellowship process involves an intensive workshop across various topics on climate change; editorial support and small grants to fellows to carry out climate change-related stories and investigations. Since 2020, we have attracted over a thousand applicants, with over 50 fellows who have published not less than 50 investigative reports on climate change.