18.03.2008 -

Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy: UNESCO calls for applications

UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP) invites all practicing information professionals and teachers to apply for the workshops on information literacy organized by 11 teaching institutions around the world.

UNESCO is strongly advocating the building of knowledge societies where access to information plays a key role in empowering people and improving their daily lives. In this context, information literacy has become crucially important as a means to empower people to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals.


The training workshops in information literacy aim to develop the skills and competencies required to become proficient in:

  • articulating one's information needs;
  • searching for and retrieving needed information efficiently, with a minimum of time and effort;
  • organizing the retrieved information in the forms, mediums and formats needed;
  • using and communicating the information to others; and
  • storing the information for future use or disposing of it.

Successful workshop graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.


In short, the purpose of the workshops is to "train the trainers" - 600 worldwide in total - so that they, in turn, can directly educate various "ultimate beneficiary audiences" in their respective home countries, with a particular emphasis on women, youth and people with disabilities.

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