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Africa Communications Summit 2023 - November 24, 2 pm CET on Zoom

Africa Communications Summit 2023 - November 24, 2 pm CET on Zoom

The World Communications Forum Association (WCFA) is thrilled to announce its Africa Communications Summit to be held online on Friday, November 24, at 2 p.m. Central European Time (CET) on Zoom.

With the theme of "Communication as a Game Changer in The Sustainability Agenda of Africa," this summit is set to pave the way for meaningful discussions and actionable insights in the realm of sustainable development across the African continent.

Everybody can join it for free on Zoom:
*Secure your spot and register HERE.

The Summit will bring together several outstanding speakers who will participate in thought-provoking panel discussions, Q&A sessions and keynote speeches on current topics, including academic framing in communication, the role of AI in sustainability narratives, communication as a change agent, the potential of communication in enabling a just transition, and the power of storytelling to influence change in the context of African sustainability.


14.00 – 14.05
Opening: Maxim Behar (Bulgaria) - President, World Communications Forum Association

14.05 – 14.10
Welcome Address: Thabisile Phumo (South Africa) – Africa Summit’s Coordinator; WCFA Executive Committee member

14.10 – 14.40 KEYNOTES
Topic: The Role of Communications in the Sustainability Agenda in Africa

14.10 – 14.25
Keynote Speaker: Yomi Badejo-Okusanya (Nigeria) – President, African Public Relations Association (APRA); Group Managing Director at CMC Connect (Perception Managers)

14.25 – 14.40
Keynote Speaker: Peter Mutie (Kenya) – CEO, Peterson Integrated Communications Ltd; Chair, Africa Regional Council for Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management; Former President, African Public Relations Association (APRA)

14.40 – 14.55
Keynote Speaker: Charmane Russell (South Africa) – Communications and sustainability consultant; Managing Director at R&A Strategic Communications (R&A)

14.55 – 15.30 PANEL 1
Topic: Communication as a Lever for Societal Inclusion to Enable a Just Transition

Moderator: Lebo Madiba (South Africa) – Founder & Managing Director, PR Powerhouse 


Dr. Clarissa Muir (South Africa) – Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Strategic Communication, University Of Johannesburg; Branding Specialist
Dr. Pauline Kuranchie (Ghana/ UK) – Lecturer in PR, Advertising and Marketing at Ghana Institute of Journalism; Visiting Lecturer at Univesity of Westminster
Stella Kiguta-Ng'ang'a (Kenya) – Principal Consultant, Brand Essence PR
Dr. Faith Rapuleng - Tuelo (Botswana) – Director “Public Affairs”, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Botswana

15.30 – 15.40

15.40 – 16.10 PANEL 2
Topic: Effective Leadership Communication and Using Communication as a Tool for Accountability in the Sustainability Agenda

Moderator: Thabisile Phumo (South Africa) – Africa Summit’s Coordinator; WCFA Executive Committee member


Janine Hills (South Africa) – Founder and CEO of Janine Hills Authentic Leadership
• Halim Abou Seif (Egypt) – Managing Partner, Intertrade Co.; Senior PR Consultant, Rada Research & Public Relations
• Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe (Ghana) – Director of Corporate Affairs and Media Relations, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT; Vice President, External Relations and Corporate Strategy, SUCCA Africa

16.10 – 16.20

16.20 – 16:30
Wrap Up: Thabisile Phumo (South Africa) – Africa Summit’s Coordinator; WCFA Executive Committee member