Calls for Proposals of Projects for Funding
Under Information for All Programme
UNESCO calls for proposals for projects to
be funded by its Information for All Programme, an international
information society initiative launched in 2001. Proposals with
budgets ranging from approximately US$25,000 (national projects)
to US$45,000 (international projects) should cover one of three
areas: information literacy, preservation of information, and
ethical, legal and societal implications of the information
Projects shall have specific, measurable, achievable, realistic
and time bound objectives and be operationally, technically
and financially feasible. They must include an evaluation component.
Projects submitted should also contribute to the achievement
of the Millennium Development Goals and correspond to the areas
of the Action Plan adopted by the World Summit on the Information
Project applicants must complete on-line project
proposals forms at http://www.unesco.org/webworld/ifapprojects,
where detailed submission guidelines are available. Applications
must be submitted no later than 20 February 2005.
The Information for All Programme (IFAP) provides
a framework for international co-operation and international
and regional partnerships. It supports the development of common
strategies, methods and tools for building inclusive, open and
pluralistic knowledge societies and for narrowing the gap between
the information rich and the information poor. IFAP contribute
to the fulfillment of UNESCO's mandate to contribute to "education
for all", to the "free exchange of ideas and knowledge"
and to "increase the means of communication between peoples".
The Special Fund of the Information for All
Programme (IFAP Special Fund) is supported by voluntary contributions
from UNESCO Member States or any other donors. The total level
of funding available for 2005 is US$750,000.