Date Range
Sort by Relevant

Chiamaka Okafor

FCT, Nigeria
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Health
  • Policy

In the past five years, Chiamaka Okafor has worked within the broad space of the Nigerian media and civil society. She has been a project manager, elections observer, and correspondent/reporter in the flagship of Nigeria’s digital news media, Premium Times, where she is currently a senior reporter reporting Nigeria’s Diaspora, Foreign Affairs, and the international community. She has reported several beats, including health, politics, human rights, gender and women issues. More recently, she has been covering the Russia-Ukraine war and related issues, climate change, the Sudan crisis, the coups in Niger and Gabon and other issues on the international scene. She hosts Nigeria's first interview series that focuses on diplomats and their activities called Diplomatic Corner. She holds a first degree in mass communication from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, and certifications in Epidemiology from the University of Hong Kong, and in Science Writing from Stanford University. She recently completed a six-month fellowship with the Oxford Climate Journalism Network in addition to other climate change-related trainings, including a UNESCO-funded training. She is a 2020 Thomson Reuters Foundation report malaria alumna and a Maternal Figures Fellow supported by Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School, New York. During this period, she reported on malaria in Kebbi State (North-West Nigeria), which has the highest malaria prevalence rate in the country. 

Chiamaka Okafor

FCT, Nigeria
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Health
  • Policy

In the past five years, Chiamaka Okafor has worked within the broad space of the Nigerian media and civil society. She has been a project manager, elections observer, and correspondent/reporter in the flagship of Nigeria’s digital news media, Premium Times, where she is currently a senior reporter reporting Nigeria’s Diaspora, Foreign Affairs, and the international community. She has reported several beats, including health, politics, human rights, gender and women issues. More recently, she has been covering the Russia-Ukraine war and related issues, climate change, the Sudan crisis, the coups in Niger and Gabon and other issues on the international scene. She hosts Nigeria's first interview series that focuses on diplomats and their activities called Diplomatic Corner. She holds a first degree in mass communication from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, and certifications in Epidemiology from the University of Hong Kong, and in Science Writing from Stanford University. She recently completed a six-month fellowship with the Oxford Climate Journalism Network in addition to other climate change-related trainings, including a UNESCO-funded training. She is a 2020 Thomson Reuters Foundation report malaria alumna and a Maternal Figures Fellow supported by Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School, New York. During this period, she reported on malaria in Kebbi State (North-West Nigeria), which has the highest malaria prevalence rate in the country.