Summer School on Media and Information Literacy, KazNU

When, local time: 
Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Kyrgyzstan, Cholpon-Ata
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Karpov, Sergey: s.karpov@unesco.org

On 9 - 12 July 2015 the ІII International Summer School of Journalism and Communication "Media and Information Literacy: Goal or Tool for Sustainable Development?" will be held in Issik-Kul in the framework of the 70-th anniversary of UNESCO, as well as Global Week on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and global consultations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals after 2015. This event is organized by the Scientific Center for Humanitarian Studies "Mediasphere" and under the auspices of the al-Farabi KazNU and UNESCO Office in Almaty.

Training at the Summer School is devoted to the following topics:

- Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy;
- Global Week of Media and Information Literacy;
- Global consultations for development goals of the United Nations after 2015.

During the breaks students will attend the performance of the unique melodies by ethno-cultural groups from Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan. Lectures will be organized on Information Literacy, Internet and News Literacy, as well as workshop on FOE/FOI Literacy.

The venue is Sports camp of KazNU on Lake Issyk-Kul, Bosteri village, Kyrgyzstan.

UNESCO Office in Almaty support this summer school in the framework of the programme "Improving the well-being and quality of life in the Kyzylorda region through the implementation of innovative approaches to providing economic, social and environmental services to the local population, including the most vulnerable", implemented jointly by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the UN Office in Kazakhstan: UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO and UNICEF. The duration of the project is July 2014 - December 2016.