Nigeria (city to be confirmed)

The Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is being convened to help create partnerships to amplify the impact of MIL. A partnership between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and other key stakeholders, with support from the government of Saudi Arabia, the Forum is part of UNESCO's on-going work in the field of media and information literacy. With Africa as an overarching priority for UNESCO, the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GFPMIL) will incorporate the Pan-African MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference as the first global partnership project.

According to the organisers, GFPMIL will not be another academic meeting but a more focused and permanent mechanism designed at:

  • articulating concrete 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.

Click here for more information about the conference.