@BAnewsng shines at Data Literacy Bootcamp, emerges third in Nigeria

BusinessAgenda Media owners of www.banews.ng and BA Media for Development Initiatives (BAMDi) on Saturday  emerge as second-runner up of Data Media Literacy bootcamp contest with the Media Project tagged : ORMiData – link to see the prototype here : https://orudata.wordpress.com/ ORMi is an acronym picked from water in the three main languages of Nigeria: OMI – Yoruba, RUWA – Hausa, MMIRI – Igbo
After a 3-day Bootcamp which explored access and use the data, BusinessAgenda’s idea based on Water with – ORMiData to alleviate the water crisis in Nigeria through civic engagement emerged as second runner-up. Television Continental (TVC ) Team came 1st runner up with “i Verify ” and Punch Newspapers came 1st with “Moja”

Cross Section of Media Organizations, CSOs and Civic Tech Support Hubs during the camp

The camp which took place at the National Theatre Annex, in Iganmu, Lagos was hosted by the Global Editor’s Network globaleditorsnetwork.org, and Google Nigeria, with support from Code for Africa – codeforafrica.org, Hacks/Hackers Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).

The  bootcamp is aimed at equipping individuals with basic foundation in data literacy that helps to understand, interpret and ultimately write data-driven stories and build projects that use data journalism to develop journalistic stories from data material , in order to better hold the government accountable for its actions and promises. The best projects win $10,000 in seed grants and technology support.

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