Iginio Gagliardone is presenting his ongoing research on ICTs and political mobilization at the conference “The New African Democracy: Information Technology and Political Participation”, organized by the African Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The meeting brings together experts and policymakers to discuss challenges and opportunities for African politics in the digital age.

The conference addresses two critical questions
(i) How has ICT advanced democratic participation, government accountability, and state-society relations in Africa?
(ii) How can policy better support connectivity and the use of ICT for democratic political participation and government accountability and transparency in the region?

You can read more about the conference here: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/academics/regional-studies/africa/events/techconference.htm

The conference is broadcast live at: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/live.html