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PRAU lands position on PSFU Board

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PRAU president Cynthia Mpanga was recently elected to the distinguished Board of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) that’s chaired by Mr. Patrick Bitature and composed of a strong team of different Sector representatives who include Dr. Ian Clarke, Mrs Anne Mulindwa, Hon. Elly Karuhanga, Mr. Mathias Katamba, Mr. Gideon Badagawa among others.
This was during PSFU’s 20th PSFU Annual General Meeting held at Protea Hotel on Thursday December 8, 2016. She has been elected under the mandate of her Presidency of the Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU).The highly contested elective position on the Board of PSFU will represent the entire sector of Professional Organizations.
Cynthia is currently the Country Brand and Marketing Manager for Standard Chartered Bank Uganda, serves on the UN Global Compact Uganda chapter steering committee and is a Board member for an NGO called Educate! Cynthia has over 12 years work experience in; investor relations, product development, corporate communications, motivational speaking, Marketing, Strategy, Planning, event Management, Media Relations, Social Media management, project management, Community investment, Crisis management, brand and reputation management.
PRAU is one of over 25 professional Association members of PSFU having joined in 2004 and it’s a great honour that PRAU got a seat to represent the views and interests of all the other professional Associations/bodies on this Board. PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector. PSFU was founded in 1995.Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over 190 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth.
The Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) was established in 1976 and is the umbrella body of all private and public PR professionals, communication specialists, brand managers, mass communication & other related disciplines’ student in Uganda. It is affiliated to other regional and global public relations bodies such as the Eastern African Public Relations Association (EAPRA), the Africa Public Relations Associations (APRA) and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

NBS TV boosts 2016 PRAU Awards with UGX 80m @nbstv #prauawards16

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NBS TV Uganda has generously injected UGX 80m into the organization of the 2016 awards. The  NBS dummy cheque was handed over to  the PRAU president  Cynthia Mpanga by   NBS’s CEO Kin Kariisa on November  16,2016.This sponsorship package  from NBS TV will cover adverts, interviews ,live coverage during the during the 6th awards period among other things. The PRAU awards Gala night will be on November 25, 2016 at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala. PRAU President Cynthia Mpanga thanked the 20 companies sponsoring the Awards.

“In a special way I want to thank all PRAU members who have ensured their companies participate in the awards in one way or the other. You are heroes….our Association needs each one of you. Please let’s all ensure we participate and attend the Awards Gala” said Cynthia Mpanga

 

Those who want   to buy award dinner tickets or book tables can contact Flavia on 0772 576 415/0702661695
In September this year, the Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) unveiled the 2016 PRAU Excellence Awards with a call for entries for organizations both from the private and public sectors that have demonstrated excellence in the execution of PR, digital, and communication functions. The annual prestigious PRAU Excellence Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the public relations industry in Uganda.

 

The awards are open to; PR and communications practitioners, business enterprises/SMEs, government bodies, PR agencies, associations, NGO’s, students pursuing PR related courses, and in-house PR departments. The PRAU awards entry submission deadline was on November 11, 2016. Entries submitted for the PRAU Excellence Awards are judged by an independent panel of senior practitioners.

 

The main objectives of the awards are to: uplift the standard in the Public Relations industry, recognize, showcase and uphold professionalism in the Public Relations industry in Uganda, Honour leadership, service, knowledge and practice in the field as well as promote the good name, image and reputation of PRAU.

 

The Public Relations Association of Uganda is the umbrella public relations body of Uganda. It is affiliated with other regional and global public relations bodies such as the Eastern African Public Relations Association, the Federation of Africa Public Relations Associations (FAPRA) and the International Public Relations Association. The association was founded in 1976 as an umbrella organization of all public relations practitioners and professionals in public and private institutions in Uganda.

NBS Television is a Ugandan national television that started in mid-2007 drawing on candid reflections of successful television networks from across the world. NBS IS 100% Owned by Ugandans. Surveys on Local Content by Uganda Communications Commission (Survey by UCC 2014), put NBS television as the number one local content provider.NBS is a member of National Association of Broadcaster’s.

The 2016 PRAU Excellence Awards will be presented in the following categories:

 

PR Campaign category

  1. Best Media Management Campaign
  2. Best Event
  3. Best Crisis Management Campaign
  4. Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign
  5. Best Public Sector Campaign
  6. Best Not for Profit Campaign
  7. Best PR agency

Supplementary category 

  1. Best Corporate/online Publication
  2. Best Social/digital Media Campaign
  3. Best Young Communicator of the Year

Honorary category

  1. PRAU Golden Honors
  2. PRAU Sheppard Honors
  3. People’s Choice Award

 

 

 

@Nbstv boosts 2016 PRAU Awards with UGX 80 #PRAUawards16 @mkyamutetera — Mediasurgeon

NBS TV boosts 2016 PRAU Awards with UGX 80million NBS TV Uganda has generously injected UGX 80m into the organization of the 2016 awards. The NBS dummy cheque was handed over to the PRAU president Cynthia Mpanga by NBS’s CEO Kin Kariisa on November 16,2016.This sponsorship package from NBS TV will cover adverts, interviews ,live […]

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