By Monday Osayande Asaba
The Conference of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) is set to hold its First Virtual and Seventh Annual general meeting from September 2-3, 2020,
A statement by the Association General Secretary and Caleb University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie, said health issues which the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, would be addressed.
According to the statement, a second panel to be jointly chaired by the ACSPN Diaspora Coordinator for Europe and the Continents, and Visiting Professor of Mass Communication, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, Prof Oluyinka Esan, and Dr Anuli Agina, Lecturer, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.
The panel on “Reimagining the future: Health, Wellbeing and People’s Engagement”, will feature as discussants, Prof Sue Goldstein, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Mr. Jacob Enoch Eben, Regional Communication Adviser, UNFPA West and Central Africa Region, Dakar, Senegal, Ms. Rayana Rassool, Regional Communication Adviser, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Nairobi, Kenya, and Mr. Abdulmutallib A. Abubakar, Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Maiduguri.
Owens- Ibie said The theme of the conference is: “Communicating Identities and Nationhood: Promoting Inclusive Democracy through Access to Information and Knowledge Societies”.
He added that some organisations will collaborate to assist at the conference which will witness the bi-annual election of the Association, which include, UNESCO, Information for All Programme (IFAP), and World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).
While revealing that every session is unique, Prof. Owens-Ibie said: “Thirth session would climax the plenary”, and urged participate to be updated with what the conference will offer.