What Have Our Fellows Been Up To

HumAngle Accountability Newsletter

As we felicitate with our readers on the new year, HumAngle kickstarted the year with a new adventure – the onboarding of the second cohort of the Accountability Fellowship Program, with support from the MacArthur Foundation.

Following a rigorous evaluation, we selected nine promising young men and women from Nigeria’s BAY states to participate in the second cohort of the HumAngle Accountability Fellowship.

The fellows underwent a 3-day in-person training and onboarding that introduced them to HumAngle, the fellowship, and what is expected of them. This also included capacity building through sessions from experts and professionals, aimed at equipping them with the necessary skills needed to implement their projects during the fellowship and in furtherance of their careers.Click here to watch a video on our fellows and their arrival at the HumAngle Abuja HQ.

Adamawa Fellows

Nazir Mohammed

Whose area of focus is Media and Projects, kickstarted his journey by publishing two stories on the HumAngle Accountability Fellowship Training which can be found here and here.

Yasmin Mustapha Buba

Whose area of focus is Media and Projects, has been able to promote information regarding the upcoming elections, PVC collections, and citizens’ right to vote since the commencement of the fellowship in January. 

Furthermore, she has been able to identify and map some communities she would be working with to execute her fellowship project.

Saduwo Banyawa

Whose area of focus is Media and Project, has met with community stakeholders, and has also connected with two women’s forums and the SGBV center in MAUTEC, Yola. 

She has identified stakeholders of of a cane sugar production company in Numan, Adamawa, and has conducted a few interviews that will support the project implementation.

Borno Fellows

Ijasini Ijani

Whose area of focus is Media and Projects, is currently developing a documentary script and has devised an action plan for his documentary video on his journey to Gwoza. 

He has also conducted a stakeholder mapping, identified potential interview respondents, and reached out to a local guide for his trip to Gwoza.

Aisha Tijjani Jidda

Whose area of focus is Media and Project, has met with stakeholders of the Fariya community in Borno state, as well as stakeholders of the Fariya IDP camp. 

She has also begun identifying and interviewing GBV Victims.

Abubakar Muktar Abba

Whose area of focus is Media and Projects, has visited mega schools in Maiduguri and identified and interviewed some children and women in IDP camp settlements in Jere, Borno state, on some of the stories he intends to write.

Yobe Fellows

Aisha Umar Farouq

Whose area of focus is Project, has conducted entry-level advocacy in the Kasaisa community as well as data collection on the number of learners, teachers, and School-Based Management Communities (SBMCs) in Kasaisa community, segregated by gender.

She has also conducted data collection of in-school and out-of-school learners in the community.

He has also conducted a stakeholder mapping, identified potential interview respondents, and reached out to a local guide for his trip to Gwoza.

Najaatu Abubakar Suleiman

Whose area of focus is Project, will be tracking and reporting access to education in Yobe South. She has begun an entry-level advocacy.

Aliyu Usman Dagona

Whose area of focus is Project, has paid an advocacy visit to the Community Development Officer (CDO) of Bade LGA of Adamawa state, for familiarization and project implementation in Bade LGA; he also had a virtual session with budget-tracking professionals from BudgIT on project tracking and monitoring. 

Furthermore, he has selected and begun tracking the 2021 and 2022 constituency projects of Yobe North in the areas of education, health and water.

Other accountability projects

Through a multimedia investigation carried out by HumAngle, we revealed how some corrupt aid workers in Northeast Nigeria are sustaining hunger among displaced persons through a practice known as Kashe Mu Raba.

The Displaced is an animated series on the vestiges of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria as told through one family’s displacement.

Each episode highlights how communities and lives are affected and the response/ lack thereof to the crisis.

In this episode, our protagonist Musa, now part of a terror group, reunites with a young girl from home who he now holds hostage. They both begin an adventure that will either set them free or get them killed.

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