Orodata Science, a nonprofit organization committed to advancing data-driven solutions for institutional improvement and public health, in partnership with Open Cities Lab, OCL, is set to train journalists with the aim of unveiled catalyzing transformative healthcare reporting in Nigeria.
The training program which will be implemented under a six-months project tagged ‘Frontline Investigative Program’ will empower journalist fromm Anambra, Benue, Cross Rivers, Osun, Taraba and Sokoto States with tools and knowledge to bring about change through data-driven journalism.
In a press release signed by the Orodata Science’s Program Manager, Uche Oti, it was noted that the training will enhance the role of media in promoting public health awareness, influencing policy decisions, and driving community-driven enhancements in Primary Health Care (PHC) centers throughout Nigeria.
The statement reads in part that, “the project is centred on harnessing the power of data to shed light on the state of PHC centres across Nigeria. Through strategic partnerships, data collection mechanisms have been established to gather comprehensive insights into the challenges and successes faced by these centres.”
The major components of the training are: Data-Driven Journalism, insights, story-telling techniques, and collaborative network.
Scheduled to commence from September 1, 2023, to January 30, 2024, the program will span interactive workshops, practical exercises, and enlightening guest lectures.
Participants will immerse themselves in hands-on data analysis and storytelling endeavors, working tirelessly to generate insightful narratives that hold the power to drive positive change.
Journalists interested in participating in the training program can find more information and register here