GBCHealth 2013 Conference and Awards
Once a year GBCHealth convenes business and allied leaders to inspire deepened business engagement on the world’s pressing health challenges. This year’s Conference will be our most important and exciting yet, with a sharp focus on how business can better align its work with achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Your work is already making a difference. GBCHealth 2013 will help inspire and guide you towards making an even greater impact. The 2015 MDG deadline is fast approaching, and GBCHealth 2013 will focus more than ever on how companies can craft their health and sustainability efforts to contribute to achieving these internationally agreed-upon targets. Sessions will focus on the most immediate actions that businesses can take to drive impact in line with MDGs. Commitments and announcements will be made during the conference. The biggest voices will be with us, including the top leaders invested in MDG acceleration from the United Nations the MDG Health Alliance and the Global Fund.
Seminar on HIV and AIDS – Pre Asia Media Summit (Beijing)
FIFA World Cup
3rd Annual Caribbean HIV Testing Day
2nd Annual AN'N VIV Race for Health in Haiti
Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS Annual Executive Meeting
Seminar on HIV and AIDS for Pacific Islands followed by workshop for producers (Tonga)
World AIDS Day
Latino AIDS Awareness Day
GMAI Regional Implementers' Retreat
Thanks to support from the Ford Foundation, in July the GMAI hosted the first-ever GMAI Regional Implementers’ Retreat in Washington, D.C. On January 15, the GMAI celebrated its five year anniversary, and in the five years since its launch, the GMAI has come to include five regional partnerships representing over 300 broadcast media companies across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The three day retreat brought together the GMAI’s partners in each of those five regions as wells as outside stakeholders from the Ford Foundation and Elton John AIDS Foundation. While each partnership is unique, there are many areas in their work that overlap. The retreat focused on sharing best practices and connecting regional implementers across the globe. The working session offered partners the chance to strategize for the coming years, searching out opportunities to collaborate. Finally, the implementing partners discussed the unique roll of the GMAI and how the GMAI can best help them in their regional work.
Asia-Pacific Partnership on HIV/AIDS (AMAI) Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Board Meeting
May 25, the 2nd Asia-Pacific Media AIDS Initiative (AMAI) Annual Seminar on HIV and AIDS took place at the Asia Media Summit in Macau, China. Mr Prasado Rao, the UNAIDS Regional Support Team Director for Asia and the Pacific gave the key note address. Directors of news and programming gathered to hear from expert panels on topics including quality of HIV communication, reliable sources of information, and children, women and HIV. Leading up to the Asia Media Summit, the AMAI Board Members also met to reflect on AMAI’s successes in it’s inaugural year and make plans for the future.
National Association of Television Program Executives Conference
Senior executives of leading media companies from Latin America announced the establishment of the Iniciativa de Medios Latinoamericanos sobre el SIDA (IMLAS) – the first Latin American Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS – following a meeting IN JANUARY 2009 held in conjunction with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Conference. Founding members Canal 13 (Argentina), Ecuavisa (Ecuador), TC Television (Ecuador), Telefe (Argentina), Televisa (Mexico), TV Azteca (Mexico), and TV Globo (Brazil) came together in Las Vegas to commit to a regional initiative and develop a dedicated campaign to be launched across the region. The Partnership will work to expand its membership across Latin America, with the goal of uniting the region’s broadcast community in response to AIDS. IMLAS is the first such mobilization in Latin America and the fifth GMAI-supported regional media coalition, joining those coalitions already established in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.
ABU General Assembly
The Asia-Pacific Broadcast Union formally presented the AMAI partnership to their members at the 45th General Assembly in November in Bali. At this event the AMAI was able to make HIV/AIDS a key theme throughout. At the opening ceremonies, AMAI Chairwoman, Moneeza Hashmi of HUM TV, Pakistan, delivered a plenary address on "Media & AIDS," encouraging the broadcast executives to make AIDS a business priority. In a separate session, the AMAI board met and publicly launched the initiative's website, www.theamai.org. Later, as part of ABU’s Annual Awards Program, the ABU awarded the inaugural HIV/AIDS Prize including a $5,000 cash prize to Ms. Dewi Suspaningrum of METRO TV, Indonesia, for her documentary, “I Want to Live”. In conjunction with the General Assembly, the AMAI held a day-long journalism workshop on HIV/AIDS for approximately 20 producers from across Asia-Pacific. At the close of the conference the ABU members ratified the Bali Declaration on HIV/AIDS, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to using their vast resources to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Launch Meeting of the China HIV/AIDS Media Partnership
China HIV/AIDS Media Partnership (CHAMP), a multi-year awareness campaign to counter stigma and curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, officially launched November 14, 2008 in Beijing. Sponsored by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC), with joint support from its business, media, and NGO partners, CHAMP is an unprecedented collaboration between China's government and leading media outlets and private enterprises to develop a coordinated cross-platform public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS. The ceremony took place at the Shangri-La Kerry Centre where over 100 guests from the government, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, media and the private sector including the representatives of CHAMP project donors, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and Anglo American attended. At the gathering, CHAMP unveiled two new public service announcements (PSAs). Media members have committed over US$3 million worth of free air time to broadcast the campaign's PSAs across 200 TV stations in more than 25 provinces.
CBMP Programming Workshop on HIV/AIDS
The Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS hosted it’s first workshop on HIV/AIDS for the CBMP’s new Haitian member broadcasters. Local television journalists and producers attended this two day workshop that included sessions on HIV/AIDS in the region, a discussion of news and public affairs programming and a site visit to testing centers. 60 guests attended, including representatives from local government and local partners Digicel, Scotia, MoH, GF, IFRC, Internews, and Coca-Cola.
AMAI Programming Workshop on HIV/AIDS
October 13-24, the AMAI hosted the second of a series of in-country workshops intended for broadcast journalists to focus on the critical role mass media plays in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The ten day workshop included background in basic HIV/AIDS science, training on how to report on HIV/AIDS, and site visits to testing centers. Participants also recieved production training and as a follow-up to the workshop, will produce HIV-related programming to be shared and aired across the AMAI member stations.
CBMP 2nd Annual Executive Meeting
The Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership Steering Committee Meeting and General Assembly Meeting was hosted in Havana, Cuba in conjunction with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s 39th Annual General Assembly. CBMP members and partners highlighted the year’s accomplishments, including Live UP: The Show, the CBMP Project Awards, the Regional Testing Day initiative with PANCAP and Scotiabank, and the SMS text messaging initiative with Digicel. The meeting marked the launch of the Heroes Campaign, profiling individuals and their accomplishments fighting HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean.
XVII International AIDS Conference and Pre-conference workshop
The GMAI sponsored 18 journalists from member companies around the world to attend and report from the six-day International AIDS Conference in Mexico, City. In advance of the conference, the Caribbean journalists joined 20 African journalists and 10 journalists from the U.S. in a three-day workshop on how to meet the challenges of reporting on HIV/AIDS and specifically how to report on a conference of such magnitude. The reporters broadcast the stories most relevant to their constituencies, bringing HIV and AIDS to the forefront of their daily news. One journalist from Papua New Guinea will be producing a thirty-minute documentary with footage from the conference. The GMAI also hosted a dinner August 4th to recognize the significant contributions of media around the world in addressing the AIDS pandemic. As part of the GMAI’s efforts to build a regional initiative in Latin America, Univision and the Kaiser Family Foundation launched the Spanish-language "Soy" Campaign at the dinner.
Asia Media Summit 2008
One of the premier communication events in Asia-Pacific, the 5th Asia Media Summit attracted more than 600 high-ranking government officials, policymakers, media owners and practitioners, and academic and senior representatives from development institutions in 60 countries from Asia, Pacific, Africa, America and Europe.
GMAI/AMAI Seminar on HIV/AIDS
In conjunction with the Asia Media Summit, the Asia-Pacific Media AIDS Initiative (AMAI) organized a workshop for 75 media practitioners, civil society groups, and other experts to discuss how the media can play a role in tackling HIV/AIDS.
30th Annual International Public Television (INPUT) Conference
The 30th General Meeting for International Public Television (Input) convened for the first time in Africa this May. The largest broadcaster on the continent, the SABC, hosted 1,500 delegates at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
ABMP Annual Workshop for Responsible Officers
This 2nd Annual Meeting of the ABMP Responsible Officers included a presentation of the ABMP’s work on the YOU campaign, specifically on the reality show, Imagine Afrika. The hit show targets young people and not only focuses on HIV prevention, but also on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and national consciousness.
GMAI Workshop: “The Business of Media and AIDS”
The Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI) and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association co-organized a workshop on "The Business of Media & HIV/AIDS" – which featured remarks from Adv. Dali Mpofu, Group Chief Executive of SABC and GMAI Chairman. Other panelists included senior representatives from BBC, the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS (CBMP), the African Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS (ABMP), and the Population Media Centre.
GMAI Board Meeting
Asia-Pacific Programming Workshop on HIV/AIDS
CBMP 1st Annual Executive Meeting
Media executives from throughout the Caribbean gathered in St. Kitts for the 1st Annual Executive Meeting of the CBMP to take stock and to strategize on how to build on the momentum that the Partnership has created since its launch in May 2006. Here, the CBMP also announced the establishment of a new regional office in Barbados headed by Executive Director, Dr. Allyson Leacock, and the launch of a partnership between the CBMP and Digicel Group to connect Digicel mobile phone customers to local HIV/AIDS resources via text messaging.
Asia Media Workshop on HIV/AIDS
In May 2007, the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development – together with UN partners – organized a workshop for media practitioners, non-governmental organizations, and other experts to discuss the media’s role in tackling HIV/AIDS.
Panelists at this session during the XVI International AIDS Conference discuss the mobilization of the media industry following the 2004 launch of the Global Media AIDS Initiative by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and UNAIDS.
In August 2006, TV Globo, UNICEF, and MTV International convened a Latin American Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS. Twenty-two senior media executives from eight countries met in Rio de Janeiro for the first-ever Global Media AIDS Initiative Summit of Latin American Media Leaders. The summit was hosted by TV Globo in partnership with UNICEF and supported by the Avina Foundation and MTV Networks International. In a Summit Declaration, delegates formally agreed to make HIV/AIDS a priority when they develop, produce and present new television, radio, Internet and print media content. The delegates also agreed to ensure that appropriate workplace policies on and HIV and AIDS are in place for their staffs. The Brazil meeting concluded with the establishment of a Latin American Media Partnership, part of the Global Media AIDS Initiative, to ensure that media throughout the region continue to strengthen their efforts in response to the AIDS pandemic.
Caribbean Broadcast Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS
On May 8-10, 2006, the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted the first-ever Caribbean Broadcast Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Summit was born out of the Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI), which was launched in January 2004 to harness the power of mass media to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, curb the spread of new HIV infection, and fight stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. The Caribbean Summit brought together more than 30 media executives representing over 20 different countries across the region.
African Broadcast Media Leaders’ Summit on HIV/AIDS, “Re-powering HIV/AIDS Communication and Programming”
Jointly organized by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation, in association with the Southern African Broadcasting Association.
Public Broadcasters Global Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS, INPUT Conference
Co-organized by PBS, Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Kaiser
India Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS
Co-organized by the Heroes Project and Kaiser.
Global Creative Summit on HIV/AIDS
Co-organized by MTV Networks International, Viacom, and Kaiser with support of International Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, UNAIDS and UNDPI
Eurasia Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS
The Eurasia Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS built on the success and momentum generated by a special meeting at the United Nations in January 2004, where Secretary General Kofi Annan launched the Global Media AIDS Initiative to urge the world's leading media companies to come together to respond to the growing pandemic. As a response to that call to action, Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the United Nations Department of Public Information organized the Eurasia Media Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS, chaired by Alexander Dybal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom-Media, a founding member of the Secretary General's Global Media AIDS Initiative. The Summit convened top media leaders from Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries in Moscow on October 27, 2004 to explore specific ways to leverage the unique communication power of mass media to deliver HIV/AIDS awareness messages the help slow the spread of the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Leadership session, Showcasing Media Leadership
International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
Webcast - Meet the Leaders: Showcasing Media Partnerships - The Global Media AIDS Initiative http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?
Launch meeting of the Global Media AIDS Initiative
To watch the webcast of this meeting, go to: http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?