Ayodele Oluwafemi, Taiwo Adebulu, Vivian Chime And Three Others Emerge Report For The World Inaugural Reporting Corps [2021-2022]

Ayodele Oluwafemi, Taiwo Adebulu, Vivian Chime and three other journalists have emerged Report for the World inaugural reporting corps [2021-2022].

Three corps members will join the staff at TheCable in Nigeria and three will join Scroll.in in India.

Report for the World launched in February and has been working with its newsroom partners, TheCable and Scroll.in, to select these talented local journalists. The application process was highly competitive, with over 335 applicants, but only six spots available. The corps members, who are full-time employees of the newsrooms for up to three years, are:

  • Aarefa Johari, covering work and gender for Scroll.in
  • Ayodele Oluwafemi, covering criminal justice for TheCable
  • Ishan Kukreti, covering land and climate for Scroll.in
  • Johanna Deeksha, covering health and education for Scroll.in
  • Taiwo Adebulu, fact-checking for TheCable
  • Vivian Chime, covering climate change for TheCable

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Indigenous Labs Wins 2021 Abuja Tech Friday Hackathon

Indigenous Labs have emerged first place winner of the 2021 Abuja Tech Friday Hackathon organised by Art Tech District (ATD) in collaboration with the Civic Innovation Lab (Civicilab).

This hackathon is an opportunity for Developers, Tech Startups, Tech enthusiasts and Undergraduates (in Universities across Nigeria) to propose and build software solutions to determine the best way to walk through museum exhibitions using AR (Augmented Reality) or VR (Virtual Reality) or a Web Application, with the aim of synchronizing Nigerian Art and History with digital solutions.

The maiden edition of the Abuja Tech Friday is a series of hackathons to create a platform for “Using Technology To Tell Nigerian History” and will be called the MUSEUMHACK.

Indigenous Labs – proud lovers of culture whose solution enabled uploads, updates, and registration processes; a full system in one. Their solution leverages on providing traction and no-contact experiences which enables navigation in, around and out of the museum-freely, truly built for times like this. They also demonstrated how museums can become the go-to for teaching kids history and empowering institutions. The fact that these things can be achieved using web links and not an application was another factor that distinguished this team of two.

Indigenous Labs receive the grand prize of ₦500,000 seed fund for further development of the solution.

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