DUBAWA is a West African independent verification and fact-checking project, initiated by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) and supported by the most influential newsrooms and civic organisations in West Africa to help amplify the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and journalistic practice. It has a presence in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia.
Because it is a “distinct project”, Dubawa obtains its legal and operational powers through its parent non-profit organisation, the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID). CJID is headquartered in Nigeria with registration number CAC/IT/NO 69519 by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (CAC). CJID was founded in 2014, to promote a truly independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa through investigative journalism, open data and civic technology.