The Cell Norbert Zongo for Investigative Journalism in West Africa is a groundbreaking project for data and cross-border investigation in the region inspired by murdered journalist Norbert Zongo. Based in Burkino Faso, it operates across Francophone West Africa. Its objectives are to strengthen the capacities of investigative journalists in the region through training, mentoring, grants, networking, legal advice, technical support for investigations, and provision of a publication platform. The secretariat coordinates and edits investigations by its members and provides financial support to its members. An external partner can commission an investigation to be developed by CENOZO’s members. CENOZO undertakes joint-investigations with external partners and co-sponsor the cost and editing.