Tricia Govindasamy is the data: product manager for Code for Africa, the technology lead in this collaborative project. Code for Africa is an award-winning Pan-African data journalism and civic technology unit. Govindasamy is an environmental and engineering geology graduate with skills in geographic information systems (GIS) and data science. She collaborates on data journalism projects by sourcing data, cleaning and analysing it, as well as creating interactive maps, charts and infographics.
Govindasamy works with journalists across Africa, assisting them in using data for their stories through Code for Africa's WanaData programme in Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. She is also a trainer for Code for Africa's Academy, carrying out trainings for newsrooms and has previously partnered with Oxpeckers on multimedia investigative projects such as Fire Factories and Dominion.