CENTER FOR APPLIED ETHICS & POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN AFRICA (CAEPOCOM AFRICA)

The Center for Applied Ethics and Political Communication in Africa (CAEPOCOM AFRICA), established in 2015 is research, advocacy, training and networking organization. As an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary organization, we to raise awareness; propagate resources and foster knowledge exchange among Africans and people of African descent in the areas of Applied Ethics and Political Communication from grassroots to governmental spheres for Africa’s development.
CAEPOCOM Africa addresses national, regional and continental requirements for awareness and comprehension of how values can be built into day-to-day lives in Africa as well as how to interpret, challenge and maintain democratic power relations amidst ever evolving structures which continually mold and modify Africa’s political, economic, technological and cultural spaces.
Using diverse methodologies to a wide range of problems including; healthcare practices, business and professional procedures, new technologies, environmental and gender issues, the center employs research, outreach, networking and partnership with allied local and international bodies to achieve behavioral change and responsible citizen participation in development.

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Our Mission

CAEPOCOM Africa’s mission is to advance research, teaching and practice of applied ethics, and political Communication by conducting world-class researches, initiating programs and executing projects that will address both current and future challenges and improve the social, political and intellectual landscapes of Africa.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to be both a continental force and an international role model in generating and disseminating key resources to enhance ethical behavior, promote enlightened analysis, interpretation and participation in socio-political engagements from a multi-disciplinary standpoint for all-round development in Africa.
We harness efforts of scholars and practitioners in fields of Applied Ethics and Political Communication in Africa to raise a new generation of citizens who will be committed to the achievement of continental objectives for positive transformation, to influence policies of states and foster continental integration.

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Focus Areas

  • Applied Ethics

  • (Environmental, Biomedical, Legal, Business, Leadership Ethics, Character Education etc.)

  • Gender & Sustainable Development

  • (Masculinities & Women’s Issues)

  • Media Literacy

  • Political Communication and Good Governance

  • CAEPOCOM AFRICA is a resource for the African communities on the continent and in Diaspora, offering expertise, analysis, and commentary about ethics and political communication issues.

    Team Members

    Prof. Ogunsanwo had his secondary school education at ST. Gregory’s College Lagos, Awe High School, Oyo and Government College, Ibadan. In 1964/65, he embarked on his undergraduate studies at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a B.A. (Administration) degree with specialization in International Relations in June 1967. He was at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1967 to 1971 where he obtained the M.Sc International Relations Degree in 1968 and the Ph.D. in March 1971.

    - Prof. Alaba Ogunsanwo
    Lead City University

    Deborah is a graduate of History and International Studies. She has served as Lead Volunteer, Era 2000 Projects, Project Manager NELINA FOUNDATION AFRICA 2012-2015 and Youth Coordinator, Light-Powered Forum 2016-2017.
    She is currently Programs Coordinator at CAEPOCOM AFRICA. She has attended seminars, workshops and conferences on capacity building, organizational leadership and grassroot mobilization.

    - Deborah Abiodun Oluwole
    CAEPOCOM Coordinator

    Dr. Sharon is currently with the Gender Studies Program at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria She recently co-edited Political Communication in Africa and was a contributing author ‘Media and Politics in Africa’ and ‘Media, Society and the Postcolonial State’ (Palgrave Handbooks, 2018). Dr. Omotoso is Research Fellow, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for French Research in Africa (IFRA).

    - Dr. Sharon Adetutu Omotoso University of Ibadan