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Africa Communications Summit 2023 - FINAL PROGRAM

Africa Communications Summit 2023 - FINAL PROGRAM

Join our online Africa Communications Summit on Friday, November 24, at 2 p.m. CET.

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

14.05 – 14.10
Welcome Speech: Paul Kapelus
 (South Africa) –  Director, Synergy Global Consulting Ltd.

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