The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is calling on journalists in the broadcast, print, and online mediums to apply for funding that seeks to open up public procurement processes across Nigeria.
Stories funded through this call will focus on 19 states namely Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Katsina, Borno, Plateau, Yobe, Zamfara, Taraba, Gombe, Jigawa, Enugu, Delta, Nasarawa and Niger.
The stories will focus on exposing corruption in procurement and award of contracts in each state using data from the state’s procurement portals and budgets. Stories will also focus on sectors such as health, education, power, works, roads, and water.
Selected journalists will also be expected to work with CJID for a period of two months.
The overall aim of this project is to ensure that state governments become more transparent, more accountable, and more responsive to their citizens by improving the quality of public policies and services.
CJID is a non-profit founded to promote an independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa through investigative journalism, open data and civic technology.
Closing date: 22 August 2022
1. Must be a journalist residing in any of these states – Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Katsina, Borno, Plateau, Yobe, Zamfara, Taraba, Gombe, Jigawa, Enugu, Delta, Nasarawa and Niger.
2. Journalists must provide a letter of commitment from your media organisation, stating the organisation’s willingness to publish the stories.
3. Must be able to provide at least two links to recent investigative reports
To apply, interested journalists should click here.