Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing

Knowledge is the key to social and economic development. Its acquisition and sharing has been going through dramatic changes because of rapidly emerging ICTs and the societal transformations that they generate.

UNESCO works with its partners to develop long-term strategies to efficiently harness the enormous potential of new communication and information processes and technologies for developing new approaches to knowledge acquisition and sharing. A major part of the work is to develop approaches to effectively integrate these strategies into forward looking and sustainable policy making. The ultimate goal is to develop knowledge societies that are people-centred, inclusive and development oriented.

UNESCO High Level Group of Visionaries on Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing

Visionaries from civil society, academia and the private sector are gathering for a high level dialogue on the future of knowledge acquisition and sharing on 23 June 2007 in Kronberg/Taunus, Germany.

>> Working document of the meeting (PDF)
>> List of participants (PDF)
>> Website

Task Force on Education for the Twenty-first Century

The International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century was established by UNESCO in 1993 to study and reflect on the challenges facing education in the coming years.

>> More about the Delors Report

Supporting early childhood education: BASF’s “Action on Education” campaign

As part of its “Action on Education” campaign, BASF Aktiengesellschaft is supporting projects aimed at boosting early childhood education in the almost one hundred daycare centers in Ludwigshafen, supported by an
academic research group.

>> More about the campaign
>> More about BASF

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