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Code For Africa
Africa's largest civic technology and data journalism initiative
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Code for Africa is Africa’s largest data journalism and civic technology initiative, operating CitizenLabs across the continent to help fast-track digital experimentation and transformation in newsrooms and other social justice organisations. In addition to the technology labs, CfAfrica runs digital fellowships and digital skills programmes, and builds some of the larger digital backbone infrastructure required by African media. CfAfrica also provides ‘kickstarter’ funding to digital journalism pioneers, through the innovateAfrica, impactAfrica, and the CfAfrica Sandbox funds.

Editors
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Lead technologist
David Lemayian
Chief Technologist at Code for Africa & ANCIR. Tech support for heroes.
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director
Justin Arenstein
Journalist working with #CivicTech and #OpenData. ICFJ Fellow. Director at Code for Africa + African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).
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Chris Roper
Knight Fellow at International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and Code4Africa in SA, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania.
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Ashlin Simpson
Programme Manager for Code for Africa’s investment programmes - innovateAFRICA and impactAFRICA
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Adam Oxford
Johannesburg-based journalist covering African tech. Code for Africa StoryLab Fellow, Agent for The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law.
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Emma Laura N Kisa
Data Journalist and Fact-checker
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Amanda Strydom
Programme Manager at Code for Africa. Managing Editor for the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting.
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Annel Malan
COO of Code for Africa
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Yazmin Jumaali
Learning Photographer | Feminist Rocking the Fro | Lover of Nature | Production Manager @Code4africa
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Brenda Nyokabi
Bibliophile | Front-end Developer | Avid learner and reader | Working progress…
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Eric Mugendi
Managing Editor at PesaCheck.org
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Hack/Hackers Africa
Journalism x Technology. The umbrella group for African chapters of Hacks/Hackers, where civic tech pioneers play with ways to rewire the media.
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sensors.AFRICA
A pan-African citizen science initiative using sensors to monitor air, water and sound pollution to give citizens actionable information about their cities.
Writers
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director
Justin Arenstein
Journalist working with #CivicTech and #OpenData. ICFJ Fellow. Director at Code for Africa + African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).
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Lead technologist
David Lemayian
Chief Technologist at Code for Africa & ANCIR. Tech support for heroes.
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Chris Roper
Knight Fellow at International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and Code4Africa in SA, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania.
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#Seember
Curator for http://www.budeshi.org, CEO of procurementmonitor.org, #OpenContracting advocate, Student, Lover, Friend. Intersection of Media, Law & Tech.
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Irene Ikomu
Coordinator @pwatchug | @WashFellowship 2014 | @ug_lawsociety Young Female Lawyer of the Year 2014| #Opengov fellow 2015 | *Retweets NOT endorsements*
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Catherine Gicheru
ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code For Kenya.
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Bitange Ndemo
CBS | Associate Professor UoN | Technocrat | Advisor to the Better than Cash Alliance | Panelist at ICANN | Editor http://www.digitalkenyabook.com
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Amanda Strydom
Programme Manager at Code for Africa. Managing Editor for the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting.
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Kollin Rukundo
Avid Reader, Civic Technologist & Data Enthusiast
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Omar A. Mohammed
@ICFJKnight International Journalism Fellow | Formerly for @qz & @qzafrica | 2014/15 Hubert Humphrey Fulbright Fellow @Cronkite_ASU | @BBC_HabanaHaba alum.
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Alistair Fairweather
I’m the founder of PlainSpeak, an African consultancy focusing on the intersection between media, technology and business.
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Jason Lakin
Head of Research at International Budget Partnership
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Charlie Martial Ngounou
Founder, AfroLeadership - Open Government Data, Transparency, Accountability, Public Finance, Governance, Participatory Budgeting and Technology 4 Development.
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Usman Khaliq
ICT for Development, Civic Tech and Financial Inclusion. Masters Candidate of the Stanford Design Impact Program
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FlashCastKE
immediate | relevant | local
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Jeremy Gordon
PhD student @BerkeleyISchool. Founder @echo_mobi, ex @StanfordEng @Kiva. Writing/research on embodied cognition, perception, prospection. http://jgordon.io
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Johnny Miller
Photographer. Storyteller. Drone Journalist. Creator of africanDRONE and Unequal Scenes. http://unequalscenes.com http://www.africandrone.org
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Lillian Nduati
Tech x Gaming x Impact Investing {Occasional Futurist, Connector of people, ideas and movements}
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Journalism Grants
We support innovative storytelling on international development issues. Grants up to €20k available. www.journalismgrants.org
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Simon Muraya
Google Specialist at Incentro | Software Developer & Data Analyst
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Alan Kawamara
Building for the internet. Lead developer @ Corporate Art East Africa.
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Hannah Ojo
Journalist @TheNationNews. Public Service Enthusiast. God Chaser. #TeamGreatIfe. #VerveLady
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Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism
Follow our blogs and stories on https://medium.com/oxpeckers. Find our exposés at oxpeckers.org
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Kwasi Gachie
Spiritual | Music | Traveler of the road less travelled | Cinephile | Bookworm | Food enthusiast | Minimalist | Motorcyclist | Programme Officer @code4africa
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Mwegelo Kapinga
Development. Policy. Researcher. Writer. PesaCheck fellow.
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Engr Nkechi Okwuone
Country Lead- Code for Nigeria | Past: @microsoftNG, @opendataedo @edoagrihub | 2015 Fellow @schoolofdata | member - @ODIHQ ODLN| 2016 Fellow @washfellowship|
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Jackie Bischof
Deputy Editor @qz, formerly @Newsweek, @WSJNY, and @Reuters. Proud Jo’burger and New Yorker. Often found confusing Americans with classic South African slang.
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Christopher Groskopf
Data Engineering Lead at Enigma. Co-founder of The Tyler Loop. WFH everyday.
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Blaise Aboh
Founder, Lead Data Design and Analytics at Orodata Science (Orodataviz.com) | Code for Africa Innovation Fellow | Code for Nigeria Storylab Academy Lead |
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Sédrick N’GOTTA
Co-founder & president of Open Africa Initiative, a NGO focused on providing civic tech assistance to civil society organisations . openafricainitiative.org
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Tom Hewitson
Conversation designer & founder of labworks.io Previously @facebook and @gdsteam. Occasional posts about interesting things. www.tomhewitson.com
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Abdi Latif Dahir
Journalist. Traveler. Listener. Interested in books, media, economy, and geopolitics.
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Katlego Mohlabane
is Outreach Coordinator and Social Media Manager at Grassroot
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AfricanDefenceReview
African armed forces news, features and in-depth reporting.
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Liesl Pretorius
Journalist I Editor I impactAFRICA grantee
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Fadwa KAMAL
StoryLab Academy Lead in Morocco
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Kate Ferreira
Freelance journalist & editor: word nerd, occasional photographer, water-baby, crazy dog lady, technophile, feminist
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Stellar Murumba
PesaCheck Project Manager
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Emma Laura N Kisa
Data Journalist and Fact-checker
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Avril Pratt
Program Coordinator, Code for Sierra Leone
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Natalie Mgonja
Engagement Strategist & Media Fellow
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Annel Malan
COO of Code for Africa
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Yazmin Jumaali
Learning Photographer | Feminist Rocking the Fro | Lover of Nature | Production Manager @Code4africa
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Alhaji Abu Komeh
Economist and Policy Analyst
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Rhoda Odhiambo
Proud Kenyan | Health and Human Rights writer | HeinzKuhnStiftungFellow 2017 | Passionate about the rights of women and children | Foodie | Feminist |My views