The UNESCO Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) Youth Committee is calling for Youth Ambassadors as part of its strategies to operationalize the Youth Committee globally. The Youth Ambassadors represent the GAPMIL Youth Committee; they are champions of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) from all regions of the world with a mandate to advance the UNESCO Global MIL agenda.
Youth Ambassadors act in the interest of the GAPMIL Youth Committee. Further, coordinate activities in their regions as well at the national and international level. The GAPMIL Youth Ambassadors are according to UNESCO’s regional structure (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean).
The goal of Youth ambassador’s work is to contribute to the empowerment of youth by promoting their needs. Specifically, for acquiring skills, knowledge and develop attitudes that will improve their competencies in MIL. This set of competencies is necessary for young people to be able to participate in decision-making processes that will contribute to sustainable development in their respective regions.
The GAPMIL Youth Ambassadors will pursue this goal by collaborating. Further, cooperating with operational partners and stakeholders in each Region to promote awareness of Media. Along with, Information Literacy among participants especially youth and contribute to the training of youth. This may include cooperation with the variety of organizations and entities engaged in MIL, as well as governments, regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, NGOs, academic institutions, research and private sector entities, and others.
They also give support to the GAPMIL Youth Committee, the GAPMIL ISC, and Regional Chapters. (Chapters and Sub-chapters to create awareness of advocacy actions to all citizens about Media and Information Literacy competencies).
The call for Youth Ambassadors has to be open, transparent, and on a first-come-first-served basis, keeping in mind the criteria described above.
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