In recent times, African countries have experienced several socio-cultural issues that negatively affected development. UNDP (2021) has raised concerns about the myriad of issues, such as food insecurity, recession, forced displacement, desertification, terrorism, and pandemics that affect sustainable human development in Africa. In the same vein, the African Union (2022) also raised concerns about the recent rise of military takeover of governance in some francophone countries in Africa.
Importantly, the media serve as a veritable channel to create awareness and knowledge about pertinent issues affecting the African continent. Furthermore, the media can be utilized to proffer solutions that promote sustainable development goals in Africa.
The Centre for Media and Communication Research (CMCR), Pan-Atlantic University invites postdoctoral researchers, scholars, and practitioners to participate in the Virtual Conference on Media and Sustainable Development in Africa. This conference will be held online from July 6 -8, 2022.
This conference will provide a theoretical and empirical framework for explicating the potential place of media structures and institutions in tackling issues affecting sustainable development in Africa. Some of the sub-themes of this conference are:
Abstracts (300 words maximum) should be sent in Microsoft Word format by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 10, 2022.
All abstracts and full papers will be carefully reviewed by a Peer Review Panel made up of renowned scholars, specialists, and practitioners in the fields of media and communication studies. Each author shall then be notified by email about the outcome of the review process.
Keynote Speaker and Panel Chairs
Suggested Keynote Speaker and Session Chairs
Prof. Nnamdi T. Ekeanyanwu
University of Uyo, Nigeria
Prof. Juliet Macharia
Katrina University, Kenya
Media and Education
Prof. Osunkunle Oluyinka
University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Media and Environmental Issues
Dr. Nelson Okorie
Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria
Media and Health
Dr. Presly Obukoadata
University Of Uyo, Nigeria
Media and Economic Growth
Dr. Raphael Ojebuyi
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Media and insecurity issues
Dr. Kehinde Oyesomi
Covenant University, Nigeria
Media and agriculture
*Domestic participant: N20,000.00
*Foreign participant: US$ 50
Presented papers will be peer-reviewed and published as an edited book by Springer Nature, which is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, Library of Congress.
Dr. Nelson Okorie
Director, Centre for Media and Communication Research (CMCR),
School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University