Nigerian journalist Ogunyemi, 15 others selected for 2022 SJN LEDE Fellowship

Ogunyemi selected for LEDE Fellowship

A senior reporter with the Nigerian Tribune, Ifedayo Ogunyemi, has been selected among the 16 participants of the 2022 Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) LEDE Fellowship.

The fellows of the programme which is in its third year were selected from a pool of over 250 applicants because of the quality, depth and potential impact of their projects.

Over the course of the next 12 months, the LEDE fellows, according to SJN, will spread solutions journalism around the world with their entrepreneurship projects.

They will equally LEDE – Leverage networks of journalism professionals; Engage communities; Disseminate solutions stories; and Elevate the people and narratives that problem-focused reporting misses.

Ogunyemi’s LEDE project, Campus Solutions, will train and mobilise students journalists on how to report solutions stories about the country’s education systems and sector. The second leg of the project will also train journalism educators in tertiary institutions in Oyo State.

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All 16 SJN LEDE Fellows

In the last two years, Ibadan-based Ogunyemi has completed two Climate Tracker fellowship programmes, Dubawa Nigeria fact-checking fellowship programme, SJN mentorship programme and has carried out reporting projects for local and international organisations.

His works cover various issues ranging from politics, climate change, education, health, media, disabilities, issues concerning women and girls.

Other fellows selected by SJN include Mikhaela Dimpas (Manila, Philippines), Ryan Conarro (Denver, US), Praveeni Senanayake (Kandy, Sri Lanka), Swati Sanyal Tarafdar (Vijayawada, India), Amanda Anderson (Granite Falls, Minnesota, US), Badru Dean Mulumba (Juba, South Sudan), Catherine Edwards (Vienna, Austria), Ma. Victoria (Mavic) Conde (Manila, Philippines).

Others are Dora Santos Silva (Lisbon, Portugal), Allison Lichter Joseph (New York, US), Verashni Pillay (Johannesburg, South Africa), Irene Caselli (Athens, Greece), Caitlin Schmidt (Tucson, Arizona, US), Carla Rosch (London, UK) and Nieves Zúñiga (Pamplona, Spain).

Read more about their projects and profiles HERE.