EIFL-PLIP buildscommunity ICT skillsin 23 developing andtransition countriesWSIS Project Prize 2013Winner of Category C4“C...
Publiclibrariesexisteverywhere, inalmost every country.There are more than230,000 public librariesin developing and transi...
Perceptions of publiclibraries…
Connecting to informationis critical for developmentItconnectsyouth toinnovativIt helpswomenaccessnewItallowscitizens tostay
EIFL Public Library InnovationProgramme (PLIP)• Was launched to explore and demonstrate how ICT-enabled publiclibraries ca...
Our grants enabled libraries:•To acquire technology;•To build the capacity of librarians and communitymembers to use techn...
In just 1 year,our PLIP librarieshelped over9000 people buildtheir e-literacy skills.
They offered training inthe library…
They travelled withlaptops to locationswhere farmers live…
They travelled with mobilelibraries equipped withtechnology to schools…
They connected villagecommunities to doctors…
They connected youth tojob and educationopportunities…
The potential of publiclibraries…
EIFL(Electronic Information for Libraries)is a not for profit organisationworking with libraries indeveloping and transiti...
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WSIS Project Prizes 2013 – C4. PLIP builds communities ICT skills in 23 developing and transition countries (EIFL, Electronic Information for Libraries)

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Presentation given by Rima Kupryte, EIFL director at the WSIS Forum 2013 on the winning project of WSIS Project Prizes 2013 in the category C4. Capacity building:PLIP builds communities ICT skills in 23 developing and transition countries (EIFL, Electronic Information for Libraries)

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  • 21/05/12
  • WSIS Project Prizes 2013 – C4. PLIP builds communities ICT skills in 23 developing and transition countries (EIFL, Electronic Information for Libraries)

    1. 1. EIFL-PLIP buildscommunity ICT skillsin 23 developing andtransition countriesWSIS Project Prize 2013Winner of Category C4“Capacity building”
    2. 2. Publiclibrariesexisteverywhere, inalmost every country.There are more than230,000 public librariesin developing and transitioncountries.Libraries are specificallydesigned to turn informationinto skills and opportunities
    3. 3. Perceptions of publiclibraries…
    4. 4. Connecting to informationis critical for developmentItconnectsyouth toinnovativIt helpswomenaccessnewItallowscitizens tostay
    5. 5. EIFL Public Library InnovationProgramme (PLIP)• Was launched to explore and demonstrate how ICT-enabled publiclibraries can address community information needs.• Provided small grants to 39 public and community libraries in 23countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to introduceinnovative services in the areas of:– health;– agriculture;– economic development;– education; and– reaching out to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of thecommunity.
    6. 6. Our grants enabled libraries:•To acquire technology;•To build the capacity of librarians and communitymembers to use technology;•To buy up-to-date print and electronic resources;•To create content in local languages of interest to thecommunity; and•To build partnerships with experts (health, agriculture,etc).All these elements enabled libraries to develop innovativeservices that meet community needs.EIFL Public Library InnovationProgramme (PLIP)
    7. 7. In just 1 year,our PLIP librarieshelped over9000 people buildtheir e-literacy skills.
    8. 8. They offered training inthe library…
    9. 9. They travelled withlaptops to locationswhere farmers live…
    10. 10. They travelled with mobilelibraries equipped withtechnology to schools…
    11. 11. They connected villagecommunities to doctors…
    12. 12. They connected youth tojob and educationopportunities…
    13. 13. The potential of publiclibraries…
    14. 14. EIFL(Electronic Information for Libraries)is a not for profit organisationworking with libraries indeveloping and transitioncountries to bringaccess to knowledge.www.eifl.net

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