ICA Africa Region

ICA Africa Region

ICAfrica: Gardner is a member of the team supporting the development and sustainability of this new regional organization of the International Communication Association. To date we have created a range of research opportunities with interdisciplinary scholars in communication and NGO, media and government organizations across Africa, particularly in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Rwanda. Research projects include mentoring scholars across Africa to increase their scholarly publications in communication; working with a community media group in a rural island community area pursuing press freedom, HIV education and sexual safety for girls (Uganda); offering new media design charrettes with Ugandan martyrs university to demonstrate how interdisciplinary teams (art, new media, design, engineering, humanities members) can fuel the development of innovative designs to solve material problems in Africa (Uganda). We can connect interested communication scholars to this network as adjunct scholars at East African universities and to research partnerships.