Emeka Anuforo is a journalist with over 16 years of professional experience.
He worked as an investigative science journalist in Nigeria for nearly 13 years, during which time he was instrumental in the founding of the Nigeria Association of Science Journalists (NASJ).
In 2011, he took a six-month science journalism fellowship at the Science and Development Network ( SciDev.Net) in London after winning a highly competitive award from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada.
The Fellowship involved working with SciDev.Net in London and attachment with other science media outlets in London, including Guardian, Lancet, and Nature. It also included mentoring, conferences, and research centre visits in Senegal, Ghana, Qatar, and Nigeria
Emeka has attended several professional conferences, including the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar in 2011 and the 2013 edition in Helsinki, Finland.
He was named the Nigerian Academy of Science’s Print Science Journalist of the Year in 2010. (NAS). He also received awards from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), including Energy Reporter of the Year and Science & Technology Reporter of the Year, at the 2013 National Journalism Award.
He graduated from the University of Nigeria with a BA in English and Literary Studies, as well as a Diploma in Public Relations and Reputation Management, an MA in Communication, and a Certificate in Media Relations from the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism ( IAJ) in South Africa. He also has a certificate from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, in Solutions Journalism.
Emeka worked for The Guardian Newspaper Nigeria for 13 years before going to work for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
He currently works as a news desk officer at the African Development Bank’s Abidjan headquarters, where he manages media relations, researches, and writes news and feature articles.