The University of Georgia in the US has shortlisted the programme Bodex Social Media Hangout for the African Civic Engagement Summit to hold in Kenya.
The African Civil Engagement Summit is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, in May 2023.
Bodex Social Media Hangout is a digital and traditional media programme in Nigeria.
The programme, in a letter addressed to its convener Bodex Hungbo, was shortlisted to participate in the summit.
The organisers of the summit said Hungbo will join others to tap wisdom from distinguished speakers, network with other ACEA participants, and have an opportunity to share her civic engagement action plan for feedback.
“We are delighted to inform you that you have been selected to participate in the African Civic Engagement Summit for the 2022-2023 African Civic Engagement Academy,” the letter reads.
“The reviewers were impressed with the quality of your Civic Engagement Action Plan and with your participation in the Academy.”
In her reaction, Hungbo said she is excited to be chosen as one of the few candidates selected for the global summit.
She said the aim of her hangout programme is to contribute to deploying social media for social good.
Hungbo added that it is to promote culture in society and encourage the efforts of ethical adopters to recognize the impact of social media while celebrating, inspiring and motivating netizens to ethically use social media in creating value.
“In 2019, when the event started in Nigeria, little did we know it would get an international recognition award, let alone an opportunity for international summit presentation,” she said.
“I recently completed a civic engagement course at University of Georgia, initiated by African Civic Engagement Academy, and submitted my annual digital media programme as my action plan for the course.
“As fate would have it, the event was shortlisted for a presentation in Kenya.”
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