UNESCO Abuja Regional Office is launching a call for abstracts and papers on the theme of “Creating a Peaceful Society: Media and Information Literacy, A Way out“, for celebrating the 2020 Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week (Oct 24 – 31, 2020). The theme highlights how to address disinformation and divides by recognizing and enhancing people’s competences in MIL to improve today’s communication landscape, and thereby building a peaceful society.
This call aims to determine the role of information and media that influences the value, attitudes and behaviour of the society, to provide a platform for knowledge production, and experience sharing on MIL practice and explore ways to improve the communication landscape in the non-Sahel region of West Africa. Besides, it is about identifying and sharing good practices related to MIL, as well as appropriate review mechanism that could be useful to monitor and inspire a systemic approach for promoting MIL and combating disinformation in the local context.
Main Theme: Creating a Peaceful Society: Media and Information Literacy, A Way out
This call is for all stakeholders from the MIL community across in the non-Sahel region of West Africa (namely Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo), including civil society groups, the academic community, research centres, think tanks, governments and public policy makers, United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations, MIL-relevant industries (communication and media companies, technological intermediaries, advertising, film industries, gaming sector, content industries, etc.), other relevant private sector organizations, city officials, smart cities, creative cities, knowledge networks, education institutions, youth organizations, libraries, museums, archives, other social media actors, and information and media professionals.
Deadline: 5 p.m., August 21, 2020, (GMT+1)
Deadline: 5 p.m., October 16, 2020 (GMT+1)
The best three full papers will be invited to present at the webinar for the regional celebration of the 2020 Global MIL Week (October 27, 2020).
*NB: Submitted papers must be original work of the author(s) and should not violate any existing local and international copyright laws.
UNESCO Abuja Regional Office reserves the right in their absolute discretion to disqualify any entry or participant, or to waive any rules in the event of circumstance arising outside its control which in their opinion, make it desirable to cancel the call at any stage. On all matters, UNESCO’s decision shall be final.