Building peace in the minds of men and women

International Steering Committee

GAPMIL is a UNESCO-led network. The International Steering Committee (ISC) is composed of representatives of the core group of partners engaged in the Alliance. ISC supports UNESCO, which takes the overall direction about GAPMIL. The ISC advises UNESCO and has functional coordinating roles in the implementation of GAPMIL activities, as co-coordinator of the network helping to ensure its sustainability at the national, regional, and international levels.

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
jesuslau@gmail.com

Mr Alexandre Le Voci Sayad (Brazil)
CEO of ZeitGeist
Director of Advisor Consultancy Board of Educamédia Programme
alevoci@gmail.com

Co-Vice-Chairs:

Ms Joanne Plante (Canada)
Head of the Libraries Division
City of Laval
joanneplante@gmail.com

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

Co-Secretary-Generals:

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

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

Regional Representative for Africa:

Mr Wallace Gichunge (Kenya)
Executive Director
Centre for Media and Information Literacy
wgichunge@gmail.com

Regional Representative for Arab States:

Mr Ahmad Al-Khasawneh (Jordan)
Professor
Hashemite University
Director of Center Information
Communication and e-Learning Technology
akhasawneh@yahoo.com

Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific:

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

Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean:

Mr Felipe Chibás Ortiz (Cuba)
Associate Professor
University of Sao Paulo
chibas_f@yahoo.es

Regional Representative for North America and Europe:

Ms Tessa Jolls (USA)
President, Center for Media Literacy
Founder, Consortium for Media Literacy
tessajolls@gmail.com

Youth Representative:

Mr Daniel Nwaeze (Nigeria)
Media and Communications, Afrika Youth Movement
Global Youth Coordinator, GAPMIL Youth Sub-Committee
danielnwaeze@gmail.com

 

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