On 16 January UNICEF launched a groundbreaking new TV series, entitled Breaking Views with UNICEF. The series of 26 interviews began airing on prime time television from Thursday 16 January, on E News Channel Africa, (ENCA), across East and Southern Africa, and on BSkyB in the UK. The 7 minute TV interviews – with leading thinkers and key influencers, all focused on Africa – put children at the centre of critical debates. UNICEF communication experts ask the questions of leaders and thinkers and get them talking about children’s issues – from prioritizing budget allocation to health, education and culture.
Geo-political and demographic shifts, the transfer of power from the north to south and the growth of the childhood population in Africa – by 2050 one in three children born in the world will be born in Africa – pose new challenges for UNICEF in the 21st century. Breaking Views with UNICEF aims to help shape these big conversations and examine the implications of these shifts for children.
Breaking Views is a UNICEF collaboration between the Office of Research, Division of Communication and the Division of Policy and Strategy.
In this episode of Breaking Views with UNICEF James Elder interviews Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah.