Africa Conference on Development Journalism (ACDJ) is an Annual Media Conference, organized by Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), to serve as an avenue for exchange of ideas in addressing current and emerging issues facing Development Journalism.
The conference is also meant to create a community of learning that will support the growth of Development Journalism in Africa.
In 2017, Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) held the first Media Conference entitled "Role of Media in Curbing Maternal Death".
In 2018, the conference focused on “Africa's Rising Population: Media as a tool for Harnessing Demographic Dividends". It was based on the fact that despite the rise in population in African nations, the continent continued to lag behind on development indicators.
The theme for 2019 was ‘Advancing Development Journalism Towards Attaining Sustainable Development Goals: Inspire. Innovate. Evolve’. The key focus was to project development issues and how the media could be strategically and effectively utilised to deliver development messages.
The theme for 2020 edition is ‘Emerging Technologies and Future of Development Journalism’. It will focus on how technology is impacting on the practice of journalism, especially in Africa. No doubt, the entry of new and social media has reshaped the practice and is posing a number of challenges. Papers and discussions will project the issues and highlight solutions to most of these challenges.
The annual conference is providing platform for improved relationship between the Media and other stakeholders towards achieving better outcomes for development.
Our goal is to ensure that participants understand how to use the media to promote and support the attainment of the SDGs.