AMDF To Hold MediaAfrica Conference

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File photo: Coordinator, Africa Media Development Sekyen Dadik (right) presenting the welcoming remark during the Social Media Etcetera Organised by Africa Media Development Foundation in Kaduna. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) will on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 hold its second annual Media Conference tagged “MediaAfrica”.

According to a statement signed by its Coordinator,  Sekyen Dadik, the event would be held at the I-Care Conference Hall, 6 Suleiman Crescent off Alkali Road, Kaduna.
“As an organization that promotes development and investigative journalism, AMDF believes no development project can effectively achieve its desired goals without the involvement of the media.”Hence, AMDF came up with a Media Conference tagged ‘MediaAfrica’, a platform for national discourse to bring to the fore development issues affecting Nigeria and Africa at large and the place of the media in addressing such,” it stated.

It explained that with the ever increasing focus of the global community on issues of maternal and child health amongst other sustainable development goals, the media as well as other development stakeholders must rise to the challenge and effectively contribute in curbing the increasing menace of maternal, neonatal and child mortality especially in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

“MediaAfrica 2017 with the theme “MNCH in Nigeria: Progress, Opportunities, and challenges: The role of the Media in Curbing Maternal Death” is meant to draw the attention of media practitioners to deeply understand their role in reducing maternal death rate, especially in northern Nigeria, as well as help partners and government on media engagement strategies for effective result,” it added.

Participants are drawn from Media, Government, Development Partners, Non Governmental Organizations, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

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