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1 1 The Digital / Knowledge Divide Lack of knowledge Poverty Marginalization Exclusion Knowledge Prosperity Globalization Inclusion Knowledge Divide or Digital Divide

2 2 Communication and Information Sector Promote Free flow of ideas by Word and Image Help maintain, increase and diffuse Knoweldge

3 3 UNESCO’s mandate and function UNESCO’s mandate related to CI: Promote the free flow of ideas by word and image Maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge Laboratory of ideas Standard-setter Clearinghouse Catalyst for international cooperation Capacity builder

4 4 Major Programme V priorities in * Empowering people through access to information and knowledge with special emphasis on freedom of expression Principal priority Promoting communication development and ICTs for education, science and culture Other priority *Programme and Budget C/5

5 5 Major Programme V Structure Programme V.1: Empowering people through access to information with special emphasis on freedom of expression Programme V.2. Promoting communication development and ICTs for education, science and culture V.1.1. Creating an enabling environment for the promotion of freedom of expression and universal access V.1.2. Fostering community access and diversity of content V.2.1. Fostering media development V.2.2. Advancing the use of ICTs in education, science and culture MLA 1:Promoting freedom of expression MLA 2:Universal access – promoting policies and standards, raising awareness and monitoring MLA 1:Training information and media professionals and strengthening related institutions MLA 2:Strengthening community access and participation in knowledge societies MLA 3:Creating and preserving diverse content MLA 1:Promoting independent and pluralistic media development MLA 2:Developing media in conflict areas and post-disaster situations MLA 1:Enhancing literacy, teacher training and quality education at all levels through media and ICTs MLA 2:Broadening access to scientific and technical information through media and ICTs

6 6 Defending freedom of expression, pluralism and independence of media Promoting media dévelopment – diversity of functions and ownerships Strengthening information and communication capacities Promoting diversity of content in the media and information networks Promoting information literacy, information preservation, information ethics Strengthening infostructures Advancing the use of ICTs for education, science and culture CI core programme areas

7 7 Flagship activities World Press Freedom Day (3 May) and UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Community media/Community Multi Media Centers as a catalysts for development and social change Innovative solutions for ICT-enhanced learning Memory of the World Programme

8 8 Two Intergovernmental Programmes in CI Information for All Programme (IFAP) dedicated to promoting universal access to information and knowledge for development. This is a key plank in building Knowledge Societies International Programme for Communication Development (IPDC) major forum in the UN system designed to develop free and pluralistic media with a global approach to democratic development 159 projects funded in for $ 3.7 million Contribute to building Knowledge Societies and mobilize partnerships and strengthening international cooperation

9 9 Intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration Cross-cutting themes (CCT) projects on ICTs (Poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, audiovisual industry and public service broadcasting, intercultural dialogue with indigenous people, open distance learning, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)) CI Focal Points for various interdisciplinary areas Intersectoral and interdisciplinary working groups for joint programme actions in: –WSIS preparation and implementation –ICTs and Education for All –Implementation of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and its Action Plan –Multilingualim –Communication, Information and Human Rights –ICTs and the Dissemination of Social and Scientific Research Results

10 10 Organizational structure and Budgets

11 11 CI within UNESCO structure

12 12 CI at Headquarters Assistant Director- General for Communication and Information Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace Communication Development Division Information Society Division Executive Office *Directors have CI profile 12 – National Programme Officer 16 – Advisor for Communication and Information * In total 54: Professional and General service staff at Headquarters

13 13 CI in the field Sector represented in 31 UNESCO Offices: ARAB STATES Amman Beirut Doha * Rabat Ramallah ASIA/PACIFIC * Almaty Apia Bangkok Beijing Jakarta New Delhi Teheran LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN Brasilia Havana *Kingston Montevideo Quito San Jose *Directors have CI profile 16 – Advisor for Communication and Information 12 – National Programme Officer AFRICA Accra Addis Ababa Bamako Bujumbura Dakar Dar es Salaam Harare Libreville Nairobi Windhoek Yaounde EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA Moscow New York

14 14 Major Programme V: Budget breakdown Major Programme V Regular Budget Extra- budgetary resources Total resources PersonnelActivitiesIndirect Programme Costs Total Appropriation C/5 – Total, Major Programme V

15 15 Distribution of funds Major Programme V (cont.)

16 16 Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace (CI/FED)

17 17 Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace Freedom of the press, pluralism and independence of the media, development of community newspapers and radio stations are crucial to the re-establishment of social bonds and to the reconciliation process.

18 18 Main fields of activity Raising awareness of freedom of expression Assisting media in open and post conflict situations, humanitarian information Safety of media professionals Creation of structural stability Ethical issues of Information Society Media laws

19 19 Communication Development Division (CI/COM)

20 20 Communication Development Division The inadequate development of media capacities in many developing countries prevents from expressing peoples aspirations, from sharing and accessing information, and from making informed decisions that are vital to long-term development. The mission of the Division is to enhance media capacities in order to address these needs.

21 21 Mass Media (print media pluralism, community media, Public Service Broadcasting, ICT convergence and enhancing investigative capacity of media) Community Access (Community Radio development of access models, piloting and scaling up CMC, research and experience sharing, advocacy for enabling environment) Capacity building (capacity building of training institutions, development of training modules, empowerment,) Media and development – Science communication, Media and sustainable development, Media and HIV/AIDS Loacl Content (dissemination and policy) Communication Media Development

22 22 Information Society Division (CI/INF)

23 23 Information Society Division The mission of the Division is to foster the development of policies, capacities and tools for universal access to information and knowledge, facilitate the effective integration of ICTs in education, science and culture.

24 24 Information Society Division activities Empower –Training of information specialists –Empowerment of youth, people with disabilities and gender mainstreaming –Information literacy Access –Public domain information –Information literacy –Multilingualism –Community access points –Information management tools Apply –ICT-enabled learning Share –Digital libraries –Open content –Open-access and collaborative networks –Portals Preserve –Archives –Libraries –Memory of the World

25 25 New programme modalities

26 26 New Programme Modalities Harnessing the potential of ICTs in programme implementation: ICT – enhanced training Open and distance learning New structures (networks, platforms) Virtual meetings and conferences Building Centres of Excellence UNESCO e-platform promoting local content Production of multimedia training materials, CD-ROMs, etc.

27 27 New Programme Modalities (cont.) Increased use of existing networks – both electronic and professional Working with international, regional, national and local “champions” Increased partnership with civil society groups and grassroots level NGOs, Private Sector Pilot and field-test new ideas and approaches through community-level “road shows” Translate important UNESCO publications into other major regional languages

28 28 Outreach

29 29 Recent Publications Comment assurer la présence d’une langue dans le cyberespace ? Publication: 10th UN Inter-Agency Round Table on Communication for Development Practical guide: Citizens and media. Practical guide for dialogue between citizens and media Manual: Coaching manual for Support to Media during Elections Media education manual Paper: Entre Jóvenes. Comunicación y VIH Document: Media Sustainability Index - Iraq Case study: Principles of Awareness-Raising for Information Literacy Best practices: Public Service Broadcasting

30 30 CI online - WebWorld


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