CMIL - Kenya
Empowering Knowledge Societies

Centre for Media and Information Literacy

(Kenya)

Partnership | Advocacy | Research | Training

WHO WE ARE

Background

The Centre for Media & Information Literacy in Kenya (CMILKenya) is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in May 2013 to spearhead media and information literacy among various citizen groups and promote good governance through civic engagement initiatives in the country.

CMIL-Kenya is registered by the NGO�s Coordination Board under certificate No. 0P. 218/051/13-0110/8890

Our Mandate

The overall aim of CMIL-Kenya is to spearhead the uptake of media and information literacy skills for all citizens in the country - a critical skill the 21st-century knowledge societies - through research, capacity building, and advocacy for the provision and dissemination of adequate and quality information from the government, media and other sources, and for gainful use of the information by citizens for growth of democracy and development in Kenya.

Mission

Empowering Kenyan and African citizens with MIL skills to fully utilize their right to freedom of expression and access to information by seeking accurate information from a variety of sources to enable them to make informed judgments as users of information and media, and actively participate in the governance and development process.

Vision

‘A media literate and actively engaged citizenry in Kenya, Africa and beyond’

Background

The Centre for Media & Information Literacy in Kenya (CMILKenya) is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in May 2013 to spearhead media and information literacy among various citizen groups and promote good governance through civic engagement initiatives in the country.

CMIL-Kenya is registered by the NGO�s Coordination Board under certificate No. 0P. 218/051/13-0110/8890

MIL Programme's Main Objectives

  • CMIL-Kenya plays a leading role in the coordination and implementation of various MIL initiatives for the uptake of MIL skills among various citizen groups in Kenya, Africa, and beyond to promote access to quality information, good governance, public participation, peacebuilding, civic engagement, gender empowerment and intercultural dialogue among other MIL outcomes.
  • The Centre’s p strives to play a leading PART in the nurturing of global citizens in Kenya and Africa equipped with the essential 21st Century media and information literacy skills for participatory democracy and development.

Operation Status

CMIL-Kenya is set up as a media & information literacy think-tank and operates as a National NGO with International Partnerships and Collaborations. The Centre is based in Nairobi and has been authorized to initially operate Counties representing urban, peri-urban, and rural demographic settings. The Centre however plans to roll out its MIL programs in the whole country and African region in the future. CML-Kenya is politically neutral and does not subscribe to any political leanings.

CMIL-Kenya MIL PART

We play our MIL Part as follows:

  1. Partnerships; (Unesco, DW Akademie, regional players in Africa, etc)
  2. Advocacy; (With AU, Kenya Govt)
  3. Research/Resource Development; and (MIL Curriculum/Research in EA)
  4. Training/Capacity Building (Training events for youth & media practitioners)

Envisaged Activities

  1. Fostering local, regional & international MIL Partnerships
  2. Conducting Baseline Surveys and thematic research undertakings
  3. National & County MIL Consultative Meetings and round-tables
  4. Organize Media and Information Literacy workshops & conferences
  5. Capacity Building of policymakers, youth organizations, teachers on Media and Information Literacy
  6. Civic Engagement on public interest issues

Partnerships

  1. UNESCO (Paris & Nairobi)
  2. Global Alliance & Partnerships on Media & Information Literacy (GAPMIL)
  3. African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRIMIL)
  4. Pan African Alliance on Media & Information Literacy (PAMIL)
  5. Media Council of Kenya
  6. Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
  7. Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
  8. Kenya Education Management Institute
  9. McGill University, Canada
  10. Riara University, Kenya
  11. University of Boras, Sweden
  12. Athabasca University, Canada

Latest News
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27/Jul2017

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

CMIL-KENYA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL MIL WEEK CELEBRATIONS IN JAMAICA CMIL-Kenya Executive Director has been invi

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04/Aug2017

The upcoming National MIL Policy & Strategy event

The upcoming National MIL Policy & Strategy event

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19/Sept2020

(MIL) Curriculum For Teachers Validation-(workshop)

The draft MIL curriculum for teachers in Kenya was yesterday (on 6th September 2019) validated by stakeholders for a

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20/Jul2021

UNESCO SUPPORTS CENTRE FOR MIL TO CONDUCT TRAINING WORKSHOP

The Centre for Media and Information Literacy in Kenya (CMIL-Kenya) has partnered with the Communications Authority

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24/Aug2021

UNESCO MIL Alliance Kenya Chapter

INSTITUTIONAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY INITIATIVES WILL HELP COUNTER DISINFORMATION AND HATE SPEECH

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12/Sep2021

UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance Members

Dear UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance Members,

Let us celebrate together. Register your loca