07.09.2007 -

IFAP launches an online database of projects

Over five hundreds projects submitted to the Information for All Programme (IFAP) for funding are now made available for consultation on IFAP website.

Further to a call for proposals launched in 2005, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for IFAP has received more than 500 project proposals for funding from organizations all over the world. The IFAP Special Fund, supported by voluntary contributions from UNESCO's Member States and other donors, has allowed the Bureau to fund only a limited number of the proposals following specific criteria. The projects were funded mainly in IFAP's three priority areas, namely information literacy, information preservation and information ethics.

 

This database provides online access to all these projects, whether they are funded or not. It seeks to provide Member States and future donors with basic information on projects still looking for funding, up to date information on projects under implementation, statistical data, as well as some concrete stories demonstrating how access to information and knowledge can change people's lives.

 

IFAP is an intergovernmental programme, created in 2001. It seeks to narrow the gap between the information rich and the information poor, and supports the development of common strategies, methods and tools for building an information society for all. It also provides a framework for international co-operation and partnerships.




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