Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, confirmed as Keynote Speaker for CJID’s Media and Development Conference 2023

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) welcomes Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, as Keynote Speaker at the Centre’s Media and Development Conference.

Abuja, October 23, 2023 — The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is delighted to announce the participation of Dr. Bosun Tijani, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Media and Development Conference. Themed “Bridging Democracy, Development, Innovation, and Media Sustainability,” this highly-anticipated event is scheduled to take place from November 13 to 15, 2023, at the prestigious Abuja Continental Hotel.

The Media and Development Conference (#MDC23) is a gathering of experts and stakeholders hailing from the realms of media, development, civil society, and digital innovation. This event is designed to serve as a platform for fostering thought-provoking discussions on emerging developmental challenges, the interplay between media innovation and technological advancements in West Africa, and the crucial tools required to fortify the journalism profession while addressing its sustainability hurdles. Furthermore, the conference is poised to delve into sustainable development strategies and the pivotal role of the media in enriching democracy and advancing development.

Dr. Bosun Tijani, the distinguished keynote speaker, will deliver the keynote address on:  “Accelerating Collective Prosperity through Technical Efficiency: The Roles of Media and Civil Society in Implementing Nigeria’s Strategic Plan.” His speech will delve into the multifaceted dimensions of how emerging AI and digital disruption offer both opportunities and challenges for Africa’s future development. 

Dr. Tijani’s illustrious career, which includes roles at the International Trade Centre in Geneva, as well as his co-founding of Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a pioneering innovation centre in Nigeria dedicated to the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity, underscores his exceptional expertise in the field. As the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Tijani is instrumental in shaping Nigeria’s digital future and nurturing a culture of innovation and technological advancement.

Bosun Tijani is a highly influential figure in Africa’s communications, technology, and digital economy landscape. His extensive knowledge and experience promise to set the stage for enlightening discussions throughout the conference. He will be joined by a diverse and inclusive lineup of distinguished speakers and thought leaders who will lead conversations in numerous interactive panel sessions, workshops, and networking activities aimed at fostering collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

About the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID): The CJID is a leading organization committed to advancing journalism, innovation, and development in the ever-evolving media landscape. By fostering collaboration and dialogue among diverse stakeholders, the CJID plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of journalism and its impact on inclusive and sustainable development.


Dr. Tobi Oluwatola

Executive Director, CJID

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