Friday, March 15, 2013

Call for Interest in Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy

UNESCO and its partners call on all organisations working in the field of media and information Literacy (MIL) to express interest in the Global Forum for Partnership on MIL (GFPMIL).

If your organisation is an NGO, CBO, association, network, training/academic institution, media organisation, regulatory body (such as broadcasting commission), library or other information provider, public or private entity, research institution and is involved in MIL related activities (information literacy, media literacy, digital literacy, news literacy, film literacy etc.), whether online of off line, then this call is relevant to you.

UNESCO is approaching 40 years of experience in Media and Information Literacy. It will launch the Global Forum for Partnership on MIL (GFPMIL) on 26-28 June 2013, in Nigeria, during the Pan-African MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference. As a joint initiative of UNESCO and other key stakeholders, the GFPMIL will be a focused, purposeful and permanent mechanism that seeks to globally reposition MIL around the core objectives of:

Articulating key strategic partnerships to drive MIL development and impact globally;

Enabling the MIL community to speak as one voice on certain critical matters, particularly as it relates to policies; and

further deepening the strategy for MIL to be treated as a composite concept by providing a common platform for MIL related networks and associations globally.

Click to complete very brief survey. It will take ten minutes and should be completed by 15 April 2013. Please feel to share this call among your networks.