22 June 2017

International Advocacy Programme (IAP): Ten projects now under way

Earlier this year, IFLA launched a worldwide call for proposals to request funding for the implementation of regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities for 2017-2018, as part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP).

A record number of proposals were submitted (115 from all regions in the world) showing the great commitment of the library and information community to ensure libraries are involved in the United Nations 2030 Agenda planning and implementation at the local, regional and global level.

All proposals were carefully analysed by the IFLA IAP Steering Committee, with the support of IFLA’s Manager for Development Programmes.

Preference was given to proposals from library associations, national libraries, and the public library sector. Regional proposals involving countries that hadn't take part in any of the IAP Regional Workshops organised by IFLA in 2016-2017 were also preferred.

The ten funding proposals selected aim to continue showing libraries’ contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda, and to advocate for libraries to be recognised as government partners to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by their inclusion in National Development Plans.

A regional distribution of the selected proposals is as follows:

Africa Americas Asia Oceania Europe Global

West Africa 
(Regional)

Including:
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cote D’Ivoire
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

Brazil

Asia Pacific (Regional)

Including:
Australia (ALIA)
New Zealand (LIANZA)
Singapore

East Europe (Regional)

Including:
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Ukraine

International Leaders Programme (ILP) 2nd Cohort Associates 

Countries involved:
Colombia
China
Egypt
Mexico
Philippines
Senegal
Serbia
United States of America

East Africa (Regional)

Including:
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda

El Salvador:

Central America (Regional)

Including:
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Central Asia (Regional)

Including:
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

DACHS (Regional – German speaking countries)

Including:
Austria
Germany
Italy/ South Tirol
Switzerland

 
  Costa Rica      
  Trinidad and Tobago      

The IFLA IAP will launch a second call for proposals towards the end of 2017. Stay tuned to learn more and don’t miss the opportunity to take action!

About the International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

The IFLA IAP is a capacity-building programme designed to promote and support the role libraries can play in the planning and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the IAP, IFLA aims to establish an engaged community of advocates who will clearly articulate the significant opportunities to increase the profile and highlight the positive impact of library and information professionals in the achievement of the SDGs.

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