Development Programme

Our Development Programme

CJID’s Development programme aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve sustainable development in West Africa through in-depth research analysis that helps to set an agenda on development policy for policymakers. The vision is to be the leading hub for expert opinion, research, and insights on important issues shaping our society while making policy recommendations to guide practice in our world.


Research and advocacy covering the extractive sector including oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture and marine + blue economy.

Climate Change

Research, advocacy and capacity building of journalists and CSOs.

Human Development

Public awareness on health, education and poverty alleviation through advocacy, storytelling and open data.


Conflict, human rights violations and transitional justice advocacy across West Africa.

Upcoming Events

Climate Change Media Workshop (in-person event)

15TH – 17TH AUGUST 2022

Climate Change Media Workshop (online event)

24TH – 26TH AUGUST 2022

Data Workshop for Climate Reporting