The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa to promote media excellence in the sub-region. WAMECA is a two-part event: a Conference and an Awards ceremony for journalists.

WAMECA 2021 Speakers and Panelists

Femi Falana, SAN
Constitutional and Human Rights Lawyer

Dapo Olorunyomi
Co-Founder, CEO & Publisher, Premium Times, Nigeria

Abdourahamane Diallo
Representative of UNESCO to Ghana
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Gbenga Sesan
Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria



Manasseh Azuri Awuni
Editor-In-Chief, The Fourth Estate, Ghana

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Idayat Hassan
Director, CDD West Africa, Nigeria
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Gideon Sarpong
Executive Secretary, National Media Commission, Ghana

Julie Owono

Executive Director, Internet Without Borders , San Francisco