Our governance and organisational structure is transparent and made up of some of the most ethically sound and respected professionals in the community. Their profiles are openly documented in this page.
DUBAWA is supervised by an advisory board which includes professionals from diverse backgrounds who are the finest in their field. They help to hold the management of the platform focused on its core mission of amplifying the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and journalistic practice in the country. Their responsibilities include scrutinising the performance of management in meeting DUBAWA’s agreed goals and objectives and monitoring performance.
The board is supported by a panel of editorial experts (also known as the editorial board) who are drawn from the media and have proven strong ethical backgrounds. They review the operations of the platform, promote and extend its footprints in the media. They also ensure that its day-to-day professional outputs conform to the principles of the IFCN.
DUBAWA’s day to day operations are undertaken by CJID.
DUBAWA operates with a clear workflow that properly defines the roles, responsibilities and deadlines that each team member must adhere to. The DUBAWA team is set up for fact-checking and its related activities and is composed of a handful of experts who develop fact-checked stories in a structured way, reflecting the basic tenets of fact-checking. It also has a competent program management and support team which helps execute other initiatives to advance the culture of fact checking and fact based public discourse.
Our team members are selected based on their ability to conduct key functions as needed in ensuring efficient and accurate execution of organizational goals. Our Editorial team members can carry out comprehensive research on a wide range of topics, use data to provide information, their knowledge of key fact-checking principles, and their ability to apply these principles appropriately to all produced stories. While the programs and support team members in addition to these can execute projects, mobile and support campaigns, provide training and capacity building support as well as effectively get our content to the intended audiences.
The head of this diverse team is the Centre’s Director of Innovation, Verification and Media Literacy and is aided by Country Editors who act as country team leads. The Director helps to set the goals and steers the organization towards the achievement of its unique objectives. The editors are responsible for approving all stories before publication and commissions any accompanying graphics and visualizations to the story.
Each country also has programme officers who are responsible for executing Dubawa’s activities in a timely, cost-efficient and excellent manner while building collaborations, partnerships and new initiatives. While the researchers consist of internal and external men and women who provide quality content for the Dubawa website, following the laid down rules to facilitate the editing process. They go the extra mile by creating awareness for Dubawa and encouraging the citizenry to participate in fact-checking to alter the prevalence and focus of fake news in the country.
To see the full profile of our team, see this page.