lundi 28 décembre 2015

The Geneva Framework on Gender and Media : 2015 as a turning point year

UNESCO in collaboration with the Government of Greece, the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), ITU, UN Women, OHCHR and other UN Agencies organized the first “International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media” from 7 to 8 December 2015 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Swiss Confederation). This meeting was followed by the first GAMAG General Assembly which took place from 9-10 December 2015 at the same location.

2015 is a turning point year for the global development agenda. Equality for women and men will be fundamental to achieving the sustainable development goals. In connection with the UNESCO Priority Gender Equality, the equal participation of women and girl in media and communication technologies at the leadership and content levels is indispensable for their empowerment, and can support the acceleration of all other gender equality-related development goals.

UNESCO has invited EducommunicAfrik and other UN agencies, governments, private sector and international organizations to be part of a discussion to establish a cooperation framework for GAMAG as a mechanism to systemize support to gender, media and ICTs, a critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. 

For more information on the Geneva meetings :

Second Pan African Media and Information Literacy Conference

UNESCO in partnership with DW Akademie, the United Nation Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), the Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), organized the 2nd Pan-African Conference on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in Abuja, Nigeria from December 1rst to December 3rd, 2015. The theme of the conference was : "A culture of Dialogue, Communication and Information in a Digitalizing world". 
The conference seeks to bring together students, youth groups, educators, media professionals, librarians, civil societies, ICT specialists, policy makers and regulators in and outside Africa. It afforded stakeholders the opportunity to promote diversity, pluralism, intercultural dialogue and equality as well as draw attention to how MIL empowers citizens.
EducommunicAfrik, as the Burkinabè pioneering Organization specialized on MIL was convene to the conference which aims to create a forum for debate with view to formulating a continental position on media and information literacy education, whilst also bringing together students, youth educators, policy-makers, regulators and others to exchange and share knowledge on good practices concerning the development and implementation of African MIL initiatives for young people.
Here you can find photos from the conference : 

mercredi 14 octobre 2015

EducommunicAfrik as a seasoned youth expert CSO of the continent?

EducommunicAfrik was invited by African Union (AU) to parrticipate in a finalization workshop for the African Governance Architecture Youth Engagement Strategy (AGA-YES)  on Democracy, Election and Governance in Africa which took place in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia from 10-11 october 2015. The workshop was convened by the Department of Political Affairs as the Secretariat of AGA. 
The workshop was intended to provide a forum for redefining the Youth Engagement Agenda withn the AGA in relation to democracy, elections, human rights and governance in Africa. Specifically, the workshop provided a platform for expert review and finalization of the AGA-YES and its Implementation Plan as well as facilitated the exploration of funding possibilities/sources and possible strategic partnerships and alliances for the execution of the prposed activities of the Implementation Plan.