Tourism Uganda shines at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

Breanna Yde from Nickelodeon Tv unlocks her love for wildlife while on a filming trip to Uganda. File Photo
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Geoffrey Baluku

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa has been given a leading role at unveiling of the Nickelodeon International’s Orange Carpet Special Edition during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that was filmed in Uganda.

Breanna Yde marvels at the abundance of Wildlife while on a Uganda Safari

The event is being used to demonstrate Uganda’s national pride in Africa’s unique natural and tourism resources as well as the important role young people can play as active, engaged citizens. The campaign content was all gathered from Uganda in March of 2018 and will translate into the episode of the wildlife heroes Orange Carpet Special on-air series that will be distributed to approximately 170 countries on-air and online.

After being introduced to wildlife heroes in the Orange Carpet episodes, viewers will be directed to interactive content online. The objective is geared at leveraging Nickelodeon’s worldwide reach.

A Facebook live component allowing pre-recorded questions from youth around the world to listen in and participate, also includes Breanna (the Nickelodeon) who will present a call to action from the youth of the world who participated in the Wildlife Heroes Campaign to participating leaders.

Paul Cohen from PHG

The first event held at the Uganda Embassy in New on the evening of 24th September was attended by the president and officials from Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF), the World Bank, parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, over 50 travel trade and media and was presided over by Amb. Santa M. Laker Kinyera the Deputy Chief of Mission.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks.

Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the AWF has nearly 60 years of experience working to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa. As one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations focused solely on the continent of Africa, AWF is the primary advocate for the protection of African wildlife and wild lands.

AWF works across the continent of Africa implementing programs that are focused on safeguarding areas of high conservation value through a holistic suite of projects that protect land, conserve wildlife, improve the lives of local people by enhancing access to education and income-generating activities, and leverage conservation enterprises to promote economic growth that is not at the expense of Africa’s natural heritage.

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  1. In Africa, Uganda is indeed blessed with diversity. leave alone the 56 different tribes all with different traditions, the wildlife is profuse hosting Africa’s largest population of hippopotamuses at Queen Elizabeth National Park, half of the mountain gorillas still existent in the wild at Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. That said doesn’t mean it all, Uganda has about 50% of Africa’s bird species alongside Africa’s largest continental lake and Africa’s deepest lake.


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