The UNESCO Regional Multisectoral Office for West Africa-Sahel, through the Communication and Information Programme, is organizing a fully funded experts’ workshop to develop defining indicators to monitor the sustainability of information preservation. An initiative directly linked to the SDG Objective 16, which makes access to information one of the requirements of development.
UNESCO follows the strategy of the Information for All Programme (IFAP) and the provisions of the Recommendation concerning the preservation and accessibility of the documentary heritage including digital heritage. Hence, it is the process of formulating the Indicators capable of measuring the sustainability of information preservation. The present call, therefore, intends to invite women and men with proven expertise on information preservation issues to register and participate in order to propose potential Indicators.
Moreover, the workshop seeks to:
UNESCO has limited support for transportation and accommodation for participants coming from countries except for Senegal. Moreover, UNESCO will select participants on the basis of a number of criteria including gender equality, diversity of expertise, etc. on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hence, to receive support, the participants must register early.
UNESCO Workshop on Defining Indicators for Information Preservation Sustainability is open for participants irrespective of their nationality. Moreover, participation is open to all women and men specialists in the fields including information and communication technologies; statistics; and especially the preservation of documentary heritage and digital heritage.
Further, participants can also come from memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums, etc.), statistical institutions, universities and research centers.
Participants can apply for the UNESCO Workshop on Defining Indicators for Information Preservation Sustainability by completing and submitting the online application. Moreover, candidates who meet the selection requirements are only eligible for the program.
Registration for the fully funded UNESCO Workshop on Information Preservation is open until July 23, 2019. UNESCO will not entertain any applications arriving after the deadline.