Kudumail Edition 9 EN
After a thorough situational analysis aimed at finding ways of reaching our stakeholders more effectively, we came up with a communication strategy that, among other strategic objectives, aims to improve news gathering and dissemination.
4 Kudumail June 2012 © 2012 World Scout Bureau – Africa Regional Office Memorable quote “I am sure that Scouts can make a difference in families, in schools and at the work place, since Scouting promotes the creation of a harmonious world”. His Excellency Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, the Vice President of Angola. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVENT DATES COUNTRY 6 th Africa Scout Jamboree 28 th July-5 th August 2012 Burundi 8 th Zonal Youth Forum (West Africa Zone) 10 th - 15 th August 2012 Cote d’Ivoire 8 th Zonal Conference (West Africa Zone) 16 th – 21 st August 2012 Cote d’Ivoire Course for Leader Trainers (East Africa Zone) 19 th -25 th August 2012 Kenya Centenary National Jamboree 23 rd November – 3 rd December 2012 Mauritius https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scouting-in-the-Africa- Region/163797806967899?sk=wall http://twitter.com/#!/ScoutingAfrica World Scout Bureau Africa Regional Office P.O. Box 63070 00200, City Square Nairobi, KENYA email@example.com www.scout.org/africa Skype: worldscoutbureauafrica Phone 1: (+254 20) 728499553 Phone 2: (+254 20) 245 09 85 STAY IN TOUCH! UPCOMING EVENTS Scouts participate in the Child Survival Call to Action in Washington D.C From 14 th to 15 th June 2012, the Governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, together with UNICEF, convened the Child Survival Call to Action, a meeting that was aimed at mobilizing the world toward one ambitious but simple goal of ending preventable child deaths. They came together with the aim of celebrating successes, understanding obstacles and identifying high-impact child survival strategies necessary to accelerate progress toward ending preventable child deaths. The United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, convened Day One of the forum. Other key profile participants included 46 Ministers of Health, Finance and Development, decision- makers and thought-leaders from multilateral agencies, civil society, Non-governmental organizations, the faith community and academia among others. Day Two brought together technical experts and thought-leaders working in nutrition, malaria, PMTCT, maternal and newborn health, family planning and immunization, among other areas critical to child survival. These experts worked across their fields to identify the strategies and smart investments to fight preventable child deaths. Cleopatra John, a Scout from the Uganda Scout Association made a presentation of U-report, a project of the Association in partnership with the UNICEF where U-report, which is a social mobile- based communication tool, has been able to reach most of the young people in hard to reach areas in Uganda. Using the platform, the young people are able to send out and receive topics, questions that are from all areas of life e.g. health, economy social issues among others. The meeting that took place at Georgetown University in Washington D.C asked governments and partners to sign ‘A Promise Renewed’, a pledge to work towards greater child survival. The event promised to influence development thinking and action on a wide range of critical issues. -- CONGRATULATIONS SCOUTS SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE GREENING THE FUTURE AWARD! PLEASE EMAIL US A PROVERB OR SAYING FROM YOUR COUNTRY. WE WILL PUBLISH THE BEST IN THE NEXT ISSUE! (firstname.lastname@example.org)