IE Business School & The BBCCompany holds the Lagos edition of the 1st annual Africa Communications Week.

The event themed "Africa Communications Week: How do narratives about Africa impact the development of the continent?" took place on May 25, 2017 at the Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.

The aim was to convene communications leaders from various backgrounds across the world, to ensure the most authoritative and comprehensive metrics to assess the role of communications in Africa’s development, in partnership with the World Communication Forum.

The event welcomed avid communicators and PR professionals from across Lagos, Nigeria, encouraging and engaging them across the board whist critically assessing the role of communications in Africa’s development.

The Lagos edition of the event featured a panel discussion on the Role of Communicators in Africa’s Development facilitated by Tomilayo Aluko, Principal Consultant, and The BBCCompany.

Members of the panel included: Tokunbo George Taylor, Bolaji Alausa, Yomi Owope. IE Business school professor, Carlotta Garcia Abril also gave a presentation on how narratives can be changed by social media.

ACW also promotes knowledge and professional development by hosting informative webinars and masterclasses as well as providing practical tools on how Africa focused communicators can begin to advance more realistic narratives about Africa.

Media partners: Pulse Nigeria, The Guardian, Forbes Africa, Ventures Africa, YNaija, Kamdora, Genevieve Magazine, Media Room Hub, Nigeria Info FM, Smooth FM.