Building peace in the minds of men and women

Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy

International Steering Committee

The International Steering Committee (ISC) is composed of representatives of the core group of partners engaged in the alliance. In consultation with the international agencies (UNESCO, UNAOC, UNICEF and others UN agencies, the Open Society Foundation, IREX, European Commission and international development partners), the ISC coordinate the overall implementation of activities GAPMIL.

The Secretariat is the central administrative unit. It is in charge of implementing the decisions of the steering committee to coordinated the formulation and to monitor the implementation of programme activities and facilitate coordination and collaboration with the secretariats of other relevant international bodies.

UNESCO:

Mr Alton Grizzle
Programme Specialist
Section for Media Development and Society
UNESCO Headquarters

Co-Chairs:

Mr Jesus Lau (Mexico)
Professor
Director of the USBI VER Library
Universidad Veracruzana

Mr Alexandre Le Voci Sayad (Brazil)
CEO of ZeitGeist
Director of Advisor Consultancy Board of Educamédia Programme

Co-Vice-Chairs:

Ms Joanne Plante (Canada)
Head of the Libraries Division
City of Laval

Ms Sherri Hope Culver (USA)
Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy
Temple University

Co-Secretary-Generals:

Ms Irene Andriopoulou (Greece)
Media Literacy Expert / Analyst
National Centre of Audiovisual Media & Communication - EKOME SA

Ms Lisa Jannicke Hinchliffe (USA)
Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Representative for Africa:

Mr Wallace Gichunge (Kenya)
Executive Director
Centre for Media and Information Literacy

Regional Representative for Arab States:

Mr hmad Al-Khasawneh (Jordan)
Professor
Hashemite University
Director of Center Information
Communication and e-Learning Technology

Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific:

Mr Jose Reuben Q. Alagaran II (Philippines)
President
Philippine Association for Media and Information Literacy

Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean:

Mr Felipe Chibás Ortiz (Cuba)
Associate Professor
University of Sao Paulo

Regional Representative for North America and Europe:

Ms Tessa Jolls (USA)
President, Center for Media Literacy
Founder, Consortium for Media Literacy

 

Chair:

Ms Carolyn Wilson
Lecturer, Program Coordinator
Faculty of Education, Western University
Canada

Co-Vice Chairs:

Ms Maria Carme Torras Calvo
Library Director
Bergen University College
Norway

Mr Chido Onumah
Journalist
Coordinator of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL)
Nigeria

Secretary-General:

Ms Dorcas Bowler
Director of Libraries, National Library and Information Services Ministry of Education
Bahamas

Africa:

Mr Chido Onumah
Nigerian journalist
Coordinator of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL)

Ms Adama Lee-Bah (Youth Representative)
Young Media
Gambia

Arab States:

Mr Samy Tayie
Professor and Head of the Communication Department
Cairo University
Egypt

Asia-Pacific:

Mr Harinder Pal Singh Kalra
Associate Professor and Head of Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University
India

Mr Jagtar Singh
Professor
Punjabi University
India

Ms Kyoko Murakami
Lecturer
Hosei University
Japan

Europe and North America:

Ms Carolyn Wilson
Lecturer
Faculty of Education at Western University
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
Canada

Ms Maria Carme Torras Calvo
Library Director at Bergen University College
Norway

Mr Leo Pekkala
Director
Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media (MEKU)
Finland

Latin America and Caribbean:

Mr Alexandre Le Voci Sayad
Director
Media Education Lab
Brazil

Ms Dorcas R. Bowler
Director of Libraries, National Library and Information Services
Ministry of Education
Bahamas

Advisor/Friend of GAPMIL:

Ms Ulla Carlsson
Former Director of NORDICOM
UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy
Sweden

Mr José Manuel Pérez Tornero
Professor of Journalism and Communication
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Spain

Ms Aralynn Abare McMane
Executive Director, Youth Engagement and News Literacy
WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
France