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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Information-for-all success stories

UNESCO launches IFAP Success Stories platform, a press release from UNESCO, January 30, 2008.  Excerpt:

UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) wishes to encourage communities using information for development to share their success stories....A project funding support of US$5,000 will be granted to up to five of the most innovative success stories, one in each UNESCO’s region.

The aim of IFAP is to promote good practices in using information for development in all parts of the world. The stories collected in this open platform will provide practical examples that we believe will inspire others and raise the visibility of the critically important role that information plays in development. The purpose of the support IFAP is providing is to help expand the reach of the most successful initiatives to other communities.

The focus is on short stories that describe how communities have benefitted from the use of information. That means that communities must have access to information first....