UNESCO-YOUTH-MILWorkshop on Building MIL capacity for membership-based, youth-led organisations in Nigeria and launch of MIL University Network of Nigeria (MILUNN)

Objective: To give select Nigerian youth and their organisations a set of critical skills – comprehension, analysis, evaluation and production – to help them appreciate information and media messages and how they can include MIL in the design and implementation of activities in different areas of youth engagement: (democracy, environment, religion, sports, education, literacy, gender, human rights, inter-cultural dialogue, etc.).

Location: Bolingo Hotel & Towers, Abuja

Date: December 3-4, 2015

Day One
8:00: Registration


8:00-8:30 Introduction/networking All participants
08:30 -10:00 Keynote: “Respectful communication in a digital environment”

Speaker: Nanjira Sambuli, Research Manager iHub Research, Kenya

10:00-10:15 TEA BREAK
10:15- 10:45 Panel discussion and debate


All Participants
10:45 -12:30


“Communication and information as a challenge – in a digital or non-digital environment. New strategies for MIL in Africa?”


12:30 – 13:00 Presentation of MIL in Arts
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:00 Media and Information Literacy (MIL): An Introduction Dr SURAJ, Olunifesi Adekunle/ Chido Onumah
15:00-16:00 Evaluating and Using Information and Media Content Dr Dr. JUSTINA E. OGBONNA/

Chinememma Ugonna

16:00-17:00 Launch of MIL University Network of Nigeria All Participants
Day Two
9.00 Recap of Day One All participants
9.30-10:30 Engaging with Media and Using New Technology and Information for Social Action Dr SURAJ, Olunifesi Adekunle
10.30 a.m.  TEA BREAK
10:30-11.30 Review of Draft guidelines on how youth organisations can integrate MIL in their operations All participants
11:30-12:00 Discussion on how youth organisations can integrate MIL in their daily operations All participants
12:00-13:00 Using MIL to promote gender representation in youth activities Dr Dr. JUSTINA E. OGBONNA/

Chinememma Ugonna

13:00-15:00 Developing strategies and action plans on how youth organisations can tailor guidelines to their respective organisations and mandate All participants


15:00-16:00 Discussion and commitment to promote MIL in activities and programmes of youth organisations and involvement in UNESCO-MOOC All participants
15.00 LUNCH & End of Workshop