ALECSO, the Arab League’s Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, was founded in 1975. Its Documentation and Information Department provides information on all aspects of education including adult education, culture and science in and on Arab countries. Expansion of the documentation services through use of Internet is being planned in order to deepen international contacts and co–operation. The Department of Documentation and Information maintains cooperation and coordination with the Arab countries in the domain of information processing and exchange, in order to guarantee easy flow and high efficiency. This aim also includes the Arabization of information tools consistent with the Arab national ambitions that stress the upgrading of economic and social plans in the Arab region; thus reaching an optimum enrichment of development.
Areas of Specialization:
Adult education, Culture, Education
Professionals and students from universities; National Commissions; libraries; documentation centres; statistical centres
Mohamed V Avenue
P O Box 1120
1000 Tunis RP
Information Services Provided
Collection and dissemination of information in the fields of education (including adult education, culture and science)
Names, Projects and Programmes:
Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work
Financial and co–ordination difficulties; shortage of highly–trained staff
Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services
Training of users; CD–ROM and DVD production; extension of documentation services through Internet facilities
Role envisaged within the Network of Networks
Services of specialized information on education (including adult education), culture and science in the Arab Region.