Narrative Report ODECA
The ODECA project « Open Data for Environment and Civic Awareness in Cameroon » undertaken by ADISI-CAMEROUN and funded by CIJ (Centre For Investigative Journalism) within the framework of the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) partnership, had as its main objective to raise public awareness on the disappearance of mangroves, a consequence of carbon sinks, and to draw the attention of national and international institutions on the dangers of this disappearance and its impact, in order to remedy it. The aim was to select and train 10 journalists in data journalism and investigative journalism applied to environmental issues (especially mangroves) to produce and
publish 5 major investigations in the national and international media. The investigations were carried out over a period of 5 months (from July 2022 to November 2022) on the mangroves located off the West African coast in general and particularly on the banks of the Wouri River, the Kribi and Limbe coasts. This report covers the period from 1 June 2022 to 30 December 2022. It also presents the activities and results achieved during this period.