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We have launched our exciting series of Innovation Awards for public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives.
We have announced winners of four awards - for libraries that contribute to community economic wellbeing, to community health, to social inclusion and to open government. We will soon announce winners of our fifth award, for libraries using ICT to empower women and girls. Watch our website for details!
Grants for libraries in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
In December 2011 EIFL-PLIP launched an invitation to public and community libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to apply for grants to implement innovative community development services in the areas of agriculture, health, employment and vulnerable children and youth at risk. Eleven grants were awarded. In June 2012, grants were awarded to two projects of the Tanzania Library Services Board.
In November 2011 we awarded grants to 14 public libraries to implement innovative community development services in the areas of health, agriculture, children and youth at risk, and employment. These 14 public libraries, in Europe, Latin America and Africa, are replicating services from our first 12 EIFL-PLIP grants.
In May 2009 we awarded grants to 12 libraries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to use technology to spark innovative community development services. These are our first grantees - our EIFL-PLIP pioneer libraries. They achieved remarkable results and positive community impact. All 12 services have received support and contributions from government, business or philanthropic foundations to sustain them in future. We are sharing their stories and experiences to inspire other libraries to replicate their innovative services.
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