The Centre for Media and Communication Research (CMCR) of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, has organised an International Conference on Media and Sustainable Development in Africa. The conference was held online on 6 and 7 July 2022.
The goal of the conference was to galvanise media and communications scholars towards supporting sustainable development initiatives that will stabilize both the economic and democratic agenda and policies on the African continent.
Prof. Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu presented the keynote lecture titled “Africa and Sustainable Development Goals: The need for Integrated Development Communication.”
Other presenters were Dr. Ada Peter, Dr. Olayinka Ogundoyin,
Dr. Babatunde Adeyeye, Dr. Beryl Ehondor, Dr. Patricia Ernest Onuiri, Dr. Samuel Okere, Dr. Charity Ben-Enukora, Dr. Chinedu Christian Odemelam, Dr. Olayinka Ogundoyin, Mr. Lawrence Akande,
Mr Lanre Ajakaiye and Mr Isaac Ogugua Ezechukwu.
In his remarks, the director of the CMCR, Dr Nelson Okorie, called for greater collaboration among members of the academia. According to him, the CMCR seeks to serve as an academic hub for interactions among faculty members, scholars, students, and industry experts. This will promote leadership and sustainable human development in the realm of media and communication studies. The Centre is committed to promoting and applying research that challenge inequalities and innovate for change in practice and policy across a broad range of media communities and organisations.