Temi Adeoye

ICFJ Knight Fellow, Nigeria

ICFJ Knight Fellow Temi Adeoye is a digital project manager and civic technologist who is leading the Code for Nigeria open-data initiative, which promotes data journalism and civic innovation as a means to strengthen storytelling and audience engagement.

He also is co-founder of Tekrapi, a civic innovation experiment that provides pro bono technology and design services to non-profit organizations.

Prior to becoming a Knight Fellow, Adeoye worked as a project engineer in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, managing multi-million dollar projects for international companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell and Chevron. He brings the experience of managing large projects in the extractives industry to the mission of bolstering civic innovation across West Africa.

Adeoye has also been a Carrington Fellow with the U.S. Consulate in Lagos and an associate fellow at the Nigeria Leadership Initiative.

During his Knight Fellowship, he is building CitizenLab, a network of civic hackers, data wranglers and digital storytellers to harness the power of data to develop compelling stories.