What is PAMIL?

What is Pan African Alliance on Media & Information Literacy (PAMIL)?

The Pan-African Alliance on Media and Information Literacy (PAMIL)was agreed upon by African participants at the UNESCO/UNAOC Global Forum for Partnership on MIL (GFPMIL) conference in Abuja, Nigeria, June 26-29, 2013.

As the name suggests, PAMIL is planned as an independent alliance among the different organizations and individuals that are working on Media and Information Literacy across the African continent.

PAMIL was created to promote and strengthen partnership in Africa on MIL. It shall among other things: Be a clearing house for children, youths, teachers, researchers, parents, media and information literacy professionals and initiatives across Africa.

PAMIL which currently operates a Provisional Secretariat will enable the African MIL community speak with one voice on diverse issues and build an effective Pan-African alliance that will have legitimacy to engage with political leaders and other CSOs on the continent.