CMIL-KENYA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL MIL WEEK CELEBRATIONS IN JAMAICA
CMIL-Kenya Executive Director has been invited to participate, as a speaker, to the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week feature conference, namely, the Seventh Media and Information Literacy & Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, to be held from 24 to 27 October 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. The invitation has been extended by event organisers, i.e. UNESCO (Paris), GAPMIL and University of West Indies, Jamaica following successful submission of a policy paper titled “Advocacy for Mainstreaming Media & Information Literacy in Africa’s Education Systems”.
Speakers at the MIL conference are expected to deliver a 15-minute presentation to an audience of about 300 participants comprising NGOs, researchers, information and media professionals, educators, development organizations, private sector organizations including social media, governments and policy makers, libraries and audiovisual authorities etc.
The purpose of Global MIL Week is to be a cap and aggregator for MIL-related events and actions around the world leading up to this Week. Global MIL Week, together with its feature conference, promotes MIL connections across disciplines, professions and information and learning environments. These include international organizations, universities, associations, research groups, educators, media professionals, library and information professionals, technological intermediaries, policy makers, regulators, development organizations, NGOs and practitioners around the world. MIL provides citizens with essential competencies for life and work in the 21st century.
The programme covers curricula and teaching material development, policy articulation, capacity building including Massively Open Online Courses, learning through social media, guidelines for media, networking and research. The Global MIL Week 2017 feature conference will be organised under the theme “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments”. The event will, for the first time in Jamaica, connect stakeholders from around the world to heighten public awareness of the importance of MIL at a global level.
UNESCO has developed a comprehensive programme to promote MIL for all, and has partnered with CMIL-Kenya in the implementation of MIL initiatives.
CMIL-Kenya is also a member of UNESCO/GAPMIL Africa Chapter.