We have monthly training programs which are free to members of the lab. Also, we co-host seminars with Universities on emerging cross disciplinary fields.
We are working on digital modernization and advancing of journalism. Also research and development of new civic tech tools to deepen democratic participation.
We co-produce investigative reports, and documentaries with our partners working on fostering accountability, transparency and good governance.
Lakeisha co-founded the Civic Media Lab in 2017 and she still helps to guide the vision of the centre to emerge as a centre of excellence in media and journalism in Africa.
Oluwaseun runs the day to day activities in the lab, he is in charge of R&D and programs that are developed in the lab.
At the lab Tope manages the media production and news training. He also manages the journalist community within the lab.
Democracy is broken and there is a dire need to fix it. At the lab we don’t pretend to know how to fix it but we bet on four things. Moonshot! – We need to tinker a lot to find the best solutions, we believe intuitively that the silver bullet to our dysfunctional democratic systems would be simple. Collaboration! – We need an inspired, envisioned crowd to make this journey with. This crowd will develop new crafts, and form new communities of practice that will become “citizen institutions” Technology! Aha! Without which there couldn’t be any hope. New tools, bring new realities, digital tech is the fire re-discovered. Finally, Journalism the fourth estate of the realm and the calvary! Without which citizens will never be able to demand for accountability and transparency. The lab enjoys the wealth of experience of our founder who built the biggest citizen journalism platform in Africa.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.