Platinum News is proud to announce that its publisher, Mansa Ayoola Adeleke has been selected for an all-expense-paid trip to Abuja, to attend the Media and Development Conference (#MDC23), scheduled from the 12th to the 15th of November.
The Media and Development Conference is an initiative of West African media innovation and development giant, the Center of Journalism Institute Development — aiming to bring together journalists, experts, and leaders in the field to discuss media innovations, technological advancements, and tools that can strengthen the media profession while addressing its sustainability challenges.
Mansa RSS as fondly called out of over 1000+ applicants was magnanimously selected to attend the conference in person.
This year’s event promises to be exceptional, with a roster of distinguished speakers. The keynote speaker is the Minister of Technology, Bosun Tijani, who will address the impact of technology on media and development. Other eminent speakers include Dr. Adaeze Oreh, the Honourable Commissioner for Health in Rivers State; Ovigwe Eguegu, the Policy Analyst at Dev Reimagined; Dr. Chioma Nwakanma, Founder of SMILE With Me NGO; Dr. Adereni Abiodun, the Founder and CEO of Help Mum Ng; and Ayoola Kassim, Head of Programmes and the Coordinating Producer at Channels TV. Each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conference.
MDC23 is expected to spark in-depth discussions on how media professionals can harness emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and digital disruption, to bolster the future of democracy in Africa. It is a platform where innovative ideas will be shared, and solutions to the pressing challenges of the media industry will be explored.
The CJID was founded in 2014 as a non-governmental organisation in Nigeria and has been a leader in investigative journalism, innovation, open data, verification, the promotion of journalist welfare and safety, elections and the freedom of information and expression. In 2020, the CJID expanded its footprints beyond Nigeria and moved into specific niches in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia.