International Steering Committee (ISC)

The International Steering Committee (ISC) is composed of representatives of the core group of partners engaged in the alliance. In consultation with the international agencies (UNESCO, UNAOC, UNICEF and others UN agencies, the Open Society Foundation, IREX, European Commission and international development partners), the ISC coordinate the overall implementation of activities GAPMIL.

The Secretariat is the central administrative unit. It is in charge of implementing the decisions of the steering committee to coordinated the formulation and to monitor the implementation of programme activities and facilitate coordination and collaboration with the secretariats of other relevant international bodies.

GAPMIL International Steering Committee

Chair:

Ms Carolyn Wilson
Lecturer, Program Coordinator
Faculty of Education, Western University
Canada
cwils66(at)uwo.ca

Co-Chairs:

Ms Maria Carme Torras Calvo
Library Director
Bergen University College
Norway
maria.carme.torras(at)uib.no

Mr Chido Onumah
Journalist
Coordinator of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL)
Nigeria
conumah(at)hotmail.com

Vice-Chair:

Mr Harinder Pal Singh Kalra
Associate Professor
Punjabi University
India
hpskalra(at)gmail.com

Secretary-General:

Ms Dorcas Bowler
Director of Libraries, National Library and Information Services
Ministry of Education
Bahamas
dorcasbowler(at)yahoo.com

Africa:

Mr Chido Onumah
Nigerian journalist
Coordinator of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL)
conumah(at)hotmail.com

Ms Adama Lee-Bah (Youth Representative)
Young Media
Gambia
adama.lee2017(at)gmail.com

Arab States:

Mr Samy Tayie
Professor and Head of the Communication Department
Cairo University
Egypt
stayie(at)link.net

Asia-Pacific:

Mr Harinder Pal Singh Kalra
Associate Professor and Head Department of Library and Information Science
Punjabi University
India
jagtardeep(at)gmail.com

Mr Jagtar Singh
Professor
Punjabi University
India
hpskalra(at)gmail.com

Ms Kyoko Murakami
Lecturer
Hosei University
Japan
mkyoko520(at)yahoo.co.jp

Europe and North America:

Ms Carolyn Wilson
Lecturer
Faculty of Education at Western University
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
Canada
carolyn.wilson(at)utoronto.ca

Ms Maria Carme Torras Calvo
Library Director at Bergen University College
Norway
Maria.Carme.Torras.Calvo(at)hib.no

Mr Leo Pekkala
Director
Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media (MEKU)
Finland
leo.pekkala(at)meku.fi

Latin America and Caribbean:

Mr Alexandre Le Voci Sayad
Director
Media Education Lab
Brazil
alexandre(at)mediaeducationlab.com.br

Ms Dorcas R. Bowler
Director of Libraries, National Library and Information Services
Ministry of Education
Bahamas
dorcasbowler(at)yahoo.com

Advisor/Friend of GAPMIL:

Ms Ulla Carlsson
Former Director of NORDICOM
UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy
Sweden
ulla.carlsson(at)gu.se

Mr José Manuel Pérez Tornero
Professor of Journalism and Communication
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Spain
jmtornero12(at)gmail.com

Ms Aralynn Abare McMane
Executive Director, Youth Engagement and News Literacy
WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
France
aralynn.mcmane(at)wan-ifra.org

 

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