Report Women! Female Leadership Programme



Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Strategic Partnership)


Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)

Overall objective

To develop female leaders in Nigeria’s newsrooms and build their capacity on investigative journalism and leadership skills.

Achieved results

  • Number of applications for Female Leadership Programme more than doubled in 2018 with applicants coming from 11 different countries.
  • Some fellows have been nominated board members of their respective organisations following active engagement with their newsroom managements on the importance of female inclusion.
  • While the fellowship programme provided an opportunity for participants to produce more gender stories, some fellows are now recognized for their expertise on women’s issues and are invited to talk or write about this.
  • A number of fellows organized events or trainings to further disseminate the knowledge and skills they gained during the fellowship.