Join CCIJ as we explore our newest metaverse installation focused on An Encroaching Desert Intensifies Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis. Headlining the event will be the HumAngle Media’s investigative team – Investigations Editor ‘Kunle Adebajo, Senior Reporter Murtala Abdullahi, and GIS/Open Source Specialist Mansir Muhammed – who produced the story with CCIJ in April.
The HumAngle Media team will talk about the escalating violence over fertile land and water between farmers and herders as the desert grows, and the ineffectiveness of Nigeria’s government response to the problem. During the presentation, attendees will receive a tour of the metaverse exhibit about this story and be invited to enter the metaverse to experience it firsthand.
We hope you will join us in this dynamic space.
Register today to reserve your spot!
Friday, May 6, 2022
3:00 PM West Africa Time / 10:00 AM U.S. Eastern
Virtual via Zoom
‘Kunle Adebajo is Investigations Editor at HumAngle, a media establishment that focuses on reporting security and humanitarian trends in Africa. He formerly worked as an investigative reporter at the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR).
He is a 2019 fellow of Africa Check, 2020 fellow of Dubawa, and an alumnus of the British Council’s Future News Worldwide programme. He is passionate about human rights and accountability as well as how human-centred storytelling can help bring attention to these issues.
‘Kunle has won a number of journalism awards including the 2021 Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism, 2019 West Africa Media Excellence Award for Best Telecommunications Report, and 2020 Diamond Media Award for Education Reporting. He was also a 2020 finalist for the Isu Elihle Awards on child-centred reporting and a top entrant for the 2020 PwC Media Excellence Awards.
Murtala Abdullahi is a reporter with Humangle. He writes on Armed violence and Climate security trends in Nigeria and Lake Chad.
Murtala is a Climate Reality Leader trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.
He is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper with the Abuja Hub where he serves as the Climate and Environment Chair and also led the Hub’s Tree Planting Project of 5,000 trees in Nigeria’s Capital.
He is also the founder of Goro Initiative, a non-profit for promoting understanding of climate, peace and security in Africa.
Mansir Muhammed is a GIS specialist and an environmental researcher. He studied Geography and Environmental Management for his first degree and Environmental Resource Planning at master’s level. He specializes on climate change and environmental impact assessment. He heads the GIS and Open source desk at HumAngle, working on conflict mapping and research on climate resilience.