Tuesday, November 17, 2009

African Youth Summit Begins in Abuja Today

Monday, November 16, 2009

African youth summit begins in Abuja today

From Terhemba Daka, Abuja
Nigerian Guardian

AHEAD of the world summit for children in Sweden, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is to host the first African Children and Youth Multimedia Conference from today to next Friday in Abuja, the organisers have said.

The conference with the theme, 'Multimedia: A Tool for Advancing the Development and Empowerment of Future Leaders,' is to commemorate the United Nations Universal Children's Day and prepare Africans for more participation at the 6th World Summit on Media for Children and Youths in Sweden, 2010.

Briefing reporters on preparations for the conference, the programme co-ordinator, Nkem Oselloka-Orakwue, explained that the meeting was to create the awareness and conditions that would promote sustainable multimedia education in Africa as it is obtainable globally, especially as plans are on to start the Africa Media Education Centre in Nigeria.

She further explained that the conference is intended to bring together stakeholders and experts in the fields of children's education, communication and multimedia to brainstorm on how to give children's broadcasting a priority in Africa's radio and television.

She said that it is also intended to advocate for the enactment of the Child Rights Act in other African countries and the domestication in some states in Nigeria, as well as encourage the use of Information Communication Technology in monitoring, reporting and dissemination of information on Child Rights' issues.

1 comment:

Omolola said...

How relevant is a photo about gas flaring to a youth multimedia event? let us learn to celebrate our strengths.