International Childrens Broadcasting Conference (ICBC) ((ICBC) AUGUST 2010)

Venue: Hotel Africana

Location: Kampala, Central, Uganda

Event Date/Time: Aug 27, 2010 End Date/Time: Aug 30, 2010
Registration Date: Jul 20, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2010
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Organization: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (AINU).
Phone: +256-392-964631, 775-762829, 752-604155
Host Organization: Digital Broadcast Services ltd and Africa Initiative for the Needy Uganda (AINU)
Contact person: ssebuliba wilson
Start date: August 27, 2010
End date: August 29, 2010
Last day to apply: August 15, 2010
Location: P.O. Box 71215 Kampala-Uganda, Eastafrica., Kampala, 71215, Uganda
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 4:00pm
Fee amount: $30
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Last updated: May 6, 2010
Language(s) spoken: English
Posted on: April 25, 2010

Theme: The theme of the conference will be, 'let’s give children a Right to broadcast as it is part of the UN on the Convention on the Rights of the Child".

Television has the power to inform, to entertain and to educate. The International Children's Broadcasting Conference (ICBC) will take place in August 27th – 29th 2010, presents a unique opportunity for broadcasters and the media to use this power to benefit children. The Convention on the Rights of the Child which has been ratified by almost every country on earth states in Article 12 that every child has the right to express his or her opinion freely and to voice that opinion. The International Children’s Broadcasting Conference gives kids this chance.

This conference will provide governments, broadcasters, communities and children themselves with a powerful opportunity to create not only a better broadcast environment but also a better world for young people.

Governments in many countries will embrace the conference, using it as a catalyst for action on behalf of children. Broadcasters’ involvement will go far beyond the mere allocation of 20 minutes or 30 of programming and this will help children to play a stronger role, not only expressing their own concerns, but also using the power of broadcasting to help those among them who are especially vulnerable.

Digital Broadcast Services ltd asks is that broadcasters air programming for, about or by children. One unique part of this initiative is that broadcasters themselves decide how and in what way they will participate.
International Children's Broadcasting Conference (ICBC) is the first conference to be organised in the whole world and that first of its kind in Uganda and Africa.

Digital Broadcast Services ltd encourages broadcasters in Uganda and other countries to develop their brand identity as child and family-friendly networks; strengthen their relationship with educators, parents, and leaders; and strive to build a new generation of committed viewers and listeners.

This conference is aimed at informing Broadcast media producers to involve children and young people as reporters and presenters, highlight particular problems confronting children in the community, illustrate how children and adults are working together to create a positive change, establish hotlines to help connect children and families with community groups and social services in the community that focus on helping children, and produce stories about children at risk and projects working for positive change in their lives.

Let us optimize the use of the broadcast media to advance overall child development in our communities by producing documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down gender stereotypes, child sexual abuses, trafficking, drug abuses, child sacrifices, and child labour and reduce discrimination and animation that both teaches and entertains. Let us open airwaves to children and youth now through allowing them to participate in broadcasting.

Digital Broadcast Services ltd will, for the first time, organise International Children's Broadcasting Conference August 27th – 29th 2010 in Partnership with AINU. At the conference, children will be invited by Digital Broadcast Services ltd under The Kids News Network (KNN) to read news, including sports, host programmes or voice their views.

This conference will give an opportunity to children to know about the broadcasting fraternity and learn how a radio station or Television functions. At this conference, children will be encouraged to express their opinions and learn to take responsibility and become active citizens. "Children will be encouraged to ask questions and will be able to develop an ability to think independently and take informed decisions. These are important qualities of good citizenship".

Children will prepare discussions that will be pre-recorded and broadcasted by broadcasters who will be ready to offer an upper hand in supporting children’s programmes. Children will discuss the pre-recorded interviews they will conduct themselves.
The conference will aim at revealing what stakeholders could do to support the welfare of children in the country. With this program Children hope to break down the barriers that exist between stakeholders and children and create a support network of influential people that can promote the welfare of children through broadcasting.

"Children will be enthusiastic about the opportunity they will be given to get in touch with stakeholders about issues that concern them". Children will be excited to hear the opinions of listeners that will call the radio stations/Televisions to respond to the discussion topics.

Children will choose a theme which will: strengthen the support of child welfare structures". "The large number of people that phone the radio station or Televisions will show that the topic has gained popularity and support amongst the general public".

Digital Broadcast Services ltd and Africa Initiative for the Needy Uganda (AINU) highlight the rights that all children deserve. Whether it is a quality education or a safe home, adequate food and drinking water or the ability to participate in society, children should get what they need to become strong members of society.
How do young people find out about their rights and responsibilities?

Today, media is one of the most widely recognized ways to reach young people. Broadcasters have the responsibility to highlight issues that face children and to open young people’s eyes to opportunities and rights that may not be known to them.

The International Children’s Broadcasting Conference (ICBC) is started to give exposure to the issue of children’s rights. The rights to participation and expression are an integral part of adolescent development.
Broadcasters have the chance to empower young people by giving them media skills and putting their voices on the air.
This shows other young people that they, too, can have a voice. It also shows the world what young people’s thoughts are about their lives and communities.
Broadcasters can create special programming for the children or package existing programming as a news broadcast ICBC event.

Digital Broadcast Services ltd and Africa Initiative for the Needy Uganda (AINU) will provide logos, graphics, spots and short programming to help shape and brand ICBC specials.

Digital Broadcast Services ltd and Africa Initiative for the Needy Uganda (AINU) will also help to connect broadcasters with local youth media organizations that are looking for an outlet for their television and radio productions.

Join Digital Broadcast Services ltd and Africa Initiative for the Needy Uganda (AINU) by participating in the ICBC in August 27th – 29th 2010 and Tune in to the Kids News Network (KNN) Programme!
Some of the aims of this conference are;
1. To promote and amplify all issues concerning children especially their rights as set out in the United Nations declaration on children’s rights

2. To share international and organizational experiences in the fields of broadcasting and media development of the children.

3. To strengthen the linkages with other child and youth groups and organizations to foster exchange of experiences, information resources and develop common strategies on broadcasting.

4. Establish sustainable partnerships among child and youth organizations around the globe and broadcasters.

5. To inform, entertain, and educate the children on various issues.
6. It will also help the children to understand the importance of children’s broadcasting in today’s modern world as a way of passing on useful information to their age groups.


Wampewo Avenue, near Jinja RD.

Additional Information

If this conference will be of interest and benefit to your organization, you can then nominate active members from your organization/institution to participate and benefit from this conference. Registration fee; Parents and others $30 per participant, Group registration 2-3 participants NGOs; $100. Children $25 This conference will be held at Hotel Africana Kampala Uganda. All are welcome to participate in this amazing conference. Conference Website: This meeting is for: Children Youth Parents Teenagers. Police departments Students Human rights activists Broadcasters and journalists Researchers and the disabled plus many more. Directions: Hotel Africana, Uganda, Wampewo Avenue.