AFRICAN CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM (ACDJ)
10 December 2019 - 12 December 2019
Africa Conference on Development Journalism (ACDJ) is an Annual Media Conference, organised by the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), to serve as an avenue for the exchange of ideas in addressing current and emerging issues facing Development Journalism.
The conference is also meant to create a community of learning that will support the growth of Development Journalism in Africa.
In 2017, AMDF held the first Media Conference entitled “Role of Media in Curbing Maternal Death”.
In 2018, the conference focused on “Africa’s Rising Population: Media as a tool for Harnessing Demographic Dividends”. It was based on the fact that despite the rise in population in African nations, the continent continued to lag behind on development indicators.
The theme for 2019 is “Advancing Development Journalism Towards Attaining Sustainable Development Goals: Inspire. Innovate. Evolve”. The key focus is projecting development issues and how the media can be strategically and effectively utilised to deliver development messages.