By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Kaduna NorthWest, Nigeria.
Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) will on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, hold its second annual Media Conference tagged “MediaAfrica” in Kaduna, Northwest, Nigeria.
The conference is aimed at drawing the attention of Media practitioners to deeply understand their role in reducing maternal death rate, especially in northern Nigeria.
At a pre-event briefing, Coordinator of the Organisation, Sekyen Dadik, said, the AMDF as an organization that promotes development and investigative journalism, believes that no development project can effectively achieve its desired goals, without the involvement of the media.
It is against this background, the organisation said, it came up with the idea of the 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 media in addressing such.
“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.
“Participants are drawn from the Media, Government, Development Partners, Non Governmental Organizations, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
“The Conference is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
“Venue: I-Care Conference Hall, 6 Suleiman Crescent off Alkali Road, Kaduna North West Nigeria.
“Africa Media Development Foundation is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit media development organisation that supports Journalists, Media Organisations, CSOs and promote freedom of the press.