What: New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference (NMCG), ‘New Media and Voice: Hashtags, Action and People’
When: 26 November, 2020
BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and Paradigm Initiative (PIN) have announced their readiness to host the New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference (NMCG).
The virtual conference will focus on freedom of speech, virtual public hearings, digital economy amongst others.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, leveraging technology has become the norm and the organisers, BudgIT, EiE, and PIN have used new media to drive social impact across different contexts.
Nigeria’s civic space is evolving with the application of new technologies and methods to strengthen advocacy and foster active citizenship.
The rise of new media has also impacted on new organisations that are reaching out to citizens to demand accountability from the government with results.
According to the organisers of the NMCG, the fourth edition will provide a platform for analysts, policymakers, and citizens to discuss key issues from various perspectives to proffer solutions and strategise pathways to mitigate challenges as the world grapples with Covid-19 crisis.
Some of the speakers include Adaora Ikenze, Bertha Tobias (Namibia), Chioma Agwuegbo, Debo Adebayo (Mr Macaroni), ‘Gbenga Sesan, Jonathan Rozen (Canada), Noah Ajare, Rigobert Kenmogne (Cameroon) and Zeal Akaraiwe.
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