Making research messaging Interesting, Insightful and Impactful.
Interesting | Insightful | Impactful
Reachiiing is an online platform delivering important research insights to Africans and global citizens in simple and interesting formats. It provides useful research-based information on 4 thematic areas: Government + Economy; Business + Investment; Technology + Innovation; and Life.
It offers Communication for Development at individual, national and regional levels. The aim is to keep people informed about useful ideas and new methods, encourage adoption of those ideas and methods, and foster common grounds for action towards progress.
Reachiiing was founded in 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria --with readers and partners around the world.
Vision: To become the world's most engaging research media outlet providing useful and timely research-based insights to young Africans and global citizens towards personal, national and regional development.
Why We Got Started
For two main reasons:
First, Reachiiing was borne out of the desire to deliver important research insights to the public in their preferred style. This means brief, straight to the point, and less-technical messaging with simple language and graphics.
We know that many great research has the potential to make impact, if spread more broadly, but they often only end up on the shelves or websites of academic or professional 'expert' cliques --we want to change that!
Second, Reachiiing was created to keep the average person up-to-date on interesting discoveries and important information about business, technology, government, and generally life and wellbeing in Africa and other parts of the world.
Everyone appreciates useful and easy-to-comprehend information, including 'experts'.
So, we are here to reach out to everyone, especially those outside the research community.
Reachiiing was founded by Precious C. Akanonu — A young economist and global researcher with an obsession for Africa's progress. Ultimately, she aims to use Reachiiing platform to provide useful and practical knowledge to Africans and global citizens towards driving developmental changes in the continent, at both micro and macro levels.
Joseph Ishaku is a research economist with experience in development research and practice, especially in education. His work centers on evidence generation and tries to bring those insights to influence practice and generate impact at scale.
In the last 4 years, he has worked as a researcher with policy support organizations, including the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and Belema Aid Foundation. Joseph was part of the 2018 cohort on the On Think Tank – Think Tank Initiative (OTT-TTI) Fellowship.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in 2012 and a master’s degree from University College London (UCL) in 2015, all in economics. Joseph also received training on Impact Evaluation from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.