UNESCO and its partners calls 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.
Your response to this call for interest will ensure that the GFPMIL is open and representative of all regions of the world. Additionally, the information collected will contribute to a global database of organisations and experts working on MIL.
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As UNESCO approaches 40 years of experience in MIL, it makes sense to establish more enduring partnerships that are necessary to amplify the impact of MIL. To this end, UNESCO 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.
The event builds on the Fez and Moscow Declarations which treat media literacy and information literacy as a composite whole that now encapsulates media and information literacy – necessary to achieve greater take-up and impact of MIL on education and development.
Several activities have already been launched to solidify the notion of MIL, as listed below:
- The production of the Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers.
- The articulation of a Global Framework on MIL Indicators.
- The setting up of the MIL and Intercultural Dialogue University Network.
- The establishment of an International Clearinghouse on MIL in cooperation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
- The delivery on International Online Courses on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue.
- The provision of Guidelines for Broadcasters on Promoting User-Generated Content and MIL.
- The development of Guidelines for Preparing National MIL Policies and Strategies (This resource will be launched during the conference).
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