Register to Attend New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference (NMCG) 2018
Application Deadline: September 1, 2018
New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference (NMCG), which comes up in Abuja, Nigeria, October 24 and 25, 2018, will shed light on how New Media leverages on technology and platforms to connect, curate and share information in ways that have never been done before. As a subset of new media, ‘social media’ requires interaction and it is this element that opens areas of risk – security and privacy challenges.
Social media has continued to play a crucial role in the political landscape of the entire world. Political office holders (elected and appointed), political office campaigners, government departments and agencies have utilized social media as a tool to lure and engage their constituents and individuals they render service to.
The 2nd edition of the conference held in 2016, 18 months after Nigeria witnessed the peaceful ouster of an incumbent president through the ballot; the first time in Nigeria’s democratic history. The conference also served as a follow up to several discussions on the use of new media in elections and as a tool for holding government officials and institutions accountable.
The 3rd edition of the conference comes up in Abuja, Nigeria from October 24-25, 2018. The conference creates an avenue to discuss rights and responsibilities of citizens and government in using new media in a mutually beneficial way. The NMCG would include an array of panels on national security, social media conduct, national orientation and technical sessions, with experts and prominent voices in Africa invited to speak at the 2-day conference.
If you are passionate about issues around citizens, new media or governance, please fill and submit the registration form below: