14.06.2006 -

UNESCO invites proposals for evaluation of Information for All Programme (IFAP)

UNESCO launches an invitation to institutions and expert groups that are interested in evaluating its Information for All Programme (IFAP), an initative aiming at harnessing the new opportunities of the information age to create equitable societies through better access to information.

The main purpose of the Evaluation is to review the role and future relevance of IFAP as a framework for international co-operation and partnerships to foster universal access to information and knowledge. The Programme supports the development of common strategies, methods and tools for building an information society for all.

 

"The key focus of the evaluation is not to rework the initial objectives of the Programme, but rather to focus on the most effective ways of achieving them" says IFAP Chair Laurence Zwimpfer. "We expect that the evaluation provides UNESCO's Member States with a clear account of the overall performance of IFAP as well as specific implementable recommendations for future activities", he adds.

 

The Supplier's proposal shall contain a technical proposal including a presentation of the overall approach, methodology and evaluation strategy, a suggested timeframe based on the Terms of Reference, a list of deliverables, and detailed information (Curriculum Vitae) of the staff resources. It must also include a detailed financial offer (Full text of "Guidance note" and "Terms of Reference" below).

 

Offers should be sent to Geoffrey Geurts, UNESCO, Internal Oversight Service at g.geurts@unesco.org by 10 July 2006, 18h00 Paris time (GMT+1).

 

The Information for All Programme was created in 2000 by UNESCO's Executive Board as a successor to the General Information Programme and the International Informatics Programme. The Programme is guided in its planning and implementation by an intergovernmental Council composed of 26 Member States of UNESCO that are elected by the General Conference of UNESCO.




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