Using Data to Report on Devolution

Explore 2015 National and County Budget Data.

 July 20-23, 2015

Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

July 20 – 23, 2015


The Kenya Media Programme (KMP) and the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) are pleased to invite you to Kenya’s 1st ever Data Masterclass for investigative journalists.

The d|Masterclass will equip you with key digital skills for finding and analysing data for investigative stories on county expenses and government contracts across Kenya.

Being Realistic

We do not expect you to become an advanced coder or technologist, nor is this necessary to make use of data for reporting or investigation. You will instead learn how to find where the data is hidden, how to extract it and why it is useful in developing evidence for stories. You will also learn some simple tools to help you understand the data.

Get Your Own Technologist For Three Months + Win Story Grants

d|Masterclass participants will also each be assigned their own investigative technologist for up to three months after the workshop, to help you use your new skills to crack major stories.

Your technologist will help wrangle the data, and build data­driven infographics or news apps to augment your reportage. The best projects will receive cash grants and be showcased internationally.

Taught By International Experts

The d|Masterclass will be taught by international experts formerly or currently with renowned media houses such as Germany’s der Spiegel, the United Kingdom’s Guardian and South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Forensic technologists from Code for Africa will also assist. The facilitators have worked on major international stories, ranging from Wikileaks exposés to ANCIR’s latest #FatalExtraction investigation into deaths on Australian mines across Africa.

Register online here.

We look forward to welcoming you, and to hearing your thoughts on this important new initiative.





Justin Arenstein
Code For Africa


Khadija Sharife


Heinrich Böhmke


Chris Roper
Code For Africa


Friedrich Lindenberg
Freelance Data Journalist


Stephen Abbott
Code For Africa


This Nairobi d|Masterclass has been made possible through support from the following partners:

KMP               HiVOS          AKU-28-Rays-International-Ayat-Logo-300x149



C4A      ICFJ           ancir





Our Mission

Investigative capacity training providing forensics, financial, cross-examination, data, and technological (information/security) training tied to practical d|Masterclasses.