Call for Proposals: African Women in Media (AWiM) Summit 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Call for Proposals: African Women in Media (AWiM) Summit 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Deadline: January 20, 2020

The African Women in Media (AWiM) is pleased to announce applications for their fourth annual AWiM Summit, which aims to bring together media practitioners, researchers, policy makers and CSOs.

With the theme Reimagining Futures: Women in Media, Peace and Technologies, AWiM2020 Summit takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 29-31 July 2020. ‘Re-imagining Futures’ reflects innovation in media industries, and the growing drive to change the narrative of Africa globally, particularly as African countries work towards achieving a dominant global position, and urgent objectives like Silencing the Guns by 2020, Free movement of people, and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Issues around movement, immigration, peace and security, and the lived experiences, roles and insights of women in media practitioners, policy makers, CSOs and researchers make the AWiM2020 Summit a timely focal point to bring these stakeholders together.

Thematic Areas

AWiM2020 aims to explore three thematic areas:

  • The prospects of free movement across the continent and the potential impact for female media professionals in Africa, and media and creative industries broadly;
  • The lived experiences of women in media as participants of peacebuilding and conflict prevention; and,
  • Emerging technologies and how Africa’s media might leveraging these to improve issues affecting female journalists.

Eligibility

  • Open to media practitioners, researchers, policy makers and CSOs in Africa.

Application

Abstract should be 150-300 words in English or French. Please include details about your positions, affiliations, and email addresses for all authors. All submissions should be sent to [email protected] with ‘AWiM2020 CFP’ in the subject line by January 20, 2020.

For more information, visit AWiM2020 Summit.

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