Odinaka Anudu, has emerged as one of the 20 journalists selected from Africa and China to participate in the 2017 Africa-China Reporting Project Fellowship scheduled to hold in Ethiopia in early September.
Odinaka Anudu, a BusinessDay’s journalist, emerged as one of the few Africans selected for the fellowship for his series of competitive stories submitted to Africa-China Reporting Project as well as his proposal for an investigative story on Africa-China economic relations.
The fellowship focuses on agriculture developments, climate change, industrialisation, sustainable development goals (SDGs), and Agenda 2063, and will pay closer attention to how China contributes to Africa growth.
The fellowship will address questions such as:
- Does Africa-China cooperation help impoverished African communities to overcome poverty?
- What is the impact of Africa-China agricultural engagements on food security in Africa?
- How is the Africa-China industrialisation programme being implemented in Africa from one country to another and from one community to another?
- Are there any links between completed and on-going projects and Agenda 2063, FOCAC and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The programme is organised by Africa-China Reporting Project and Oxfam International.
Anudu will take a trip to Eastern Industrial Zone in Ethiopia, the Africa Union and light rail area.
Odinaka Anudu won the 2016 Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Reporter of the Year and has been trained by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on trade negotiation.
He manages BusinessDay’s Start-Up Digest and Real Sector Watch sections, covering SMEs, manufacturing and commerce.
A holder of Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Master of Science degree in Development Economics, he was formerly the secretary-general of the National Drug Abuse Control Association. He has received several trainings in journalism, authoring two books, ‘Top-Class English for Schools and Colleges’ and ‘Drug Abuse and Our Future: Who Will Bell the Cat’.