Jennifer Ehidiamen


Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters ( with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.

Latest Articles

Views from the field: Global Health Corps' Diana Nsubuga
12 Jan 2017

Devex recently spoke with Diana Nsubuga, the Global Health Corps country director who has spent much of her career working on reproductive health and community rights issues about how she's been able to break down gender stereotypes and how to better engage communities.

CNFA's model of supporting agribusinesses gains government attention
9 Jan 2017

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, CNFA, recently marked a decade of working on agricultural development in Georgia, largely through supporting agribusinesses as a vehicle for improved rural employment and income generation. Devex spoke with Bauka Namicheishvili, chief of party of the REAP program, to learn more about the model.

5 communications strategy lessons from successful African NGOs
9 Jan 2017

Organizations — whether those working to amplify the voices of communities or providing access to health care and education to the underserved — should create visibility and traction for the messages that they share. Devex caught up with three successful nongovernmental organizations that work in Africa for tips.

Breast-feeding can combat climate change
3 Jan 2017

Choosing breast-feeding over formula can help combat climate change. Devex spoke with David Clark, a nutrition specialist at UNICEF, who explained how.

Mercy Corps on using research to counter violent extremism
3 Jan 2017

Mercy Corps has done a considerable amount of research into the causes of violent extremism in order to better inform and change the way it implements programs. Devex sat down with Rebecca Wolfe, the director of peace and conflict at Mercy Corps to learn about their strategy and what they've learned about what works.

Education Above All, Gavi reach underserved communities with education and immunization
22 Dec 2016

Education Above All Foundation has partnered with Gavi to take education and immunization programs to vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. Devex spoke with Mary Pigozzi, executive director of Educate a Child, to gain more insight on how the cross-sectoral partnership would be sustained.

Ashoka's Bill Drayton: Every child needs to be a changemaker
20 Dec 2016

Studies have shown that many leading social entrepreneurs started something in their teens. Now nonprofit Ashoka has launched a "LeadYoung" campaign to encourage young people to become "changemakers" in their communities from a young age. Devex sat with Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka, to learn more about this initiative.

Q&A: Protecting the people in the center of Venezuela's humanitarian disaster
16 Dec 2016

It took a while for the international community to recognize the reality of Venezuela's humanitarian crisis. Now, with the country in the grip of widespread shortages, experts are detailing lessons that can be learned from the experience. Devex talked with Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, director of the Venezuelan Health Observatory, who shed light on the situation.

Top development groups in the Niger Delta: A primer
12 Dec 2016

The Niger Delta is often in the news for the unrest in the region, which has attracted the attention of many in the development community. Here's a list of development organizations working in the Niger Delta region.

HIV prevention initiative seeks to break barriers in sub-Saharan Africa
6 Dec 2016

Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV transmissions among their peer group in sub-Saharan Africa. Here's a look at the DREAMS initiative and what it has learned in its efforts to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women.