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Communication and Information Activities

Information Literacy

UNESCO’s action to provide people with the skills and abilities for critical reception, assessment and use of information and media in their professional and personal lives.
Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy
Out-of-school youths produce
digital content, Philippines.

Content of the trainings
  • Introduction
  • Dates and venues
  • How to apply?
  • Useful material and links

    Information Literacy training includes the skills and competencies required to become proficient in:

    • articulating one’s information needs;
    • searching for and retrieving needed information efficiently, with a minimum of wasted time and effort;
    • organizing the retrieved information once located in the forms, mediums and formats needed (e.g. narrative, statistical, graphical, etc.);
    • using and communicating the information to others; and then
    • storing the information for future use, or disposing of it.
    Expert presenters, who are already widely recognized and experienced professionals in the Information Literacy field, either internationally or regionally in the areas where a workshop is scheduled, will present the training content at the workshops, and guide the trainee-participant discussions. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded successful workshop graduates.

    In short, the purpose of the workshops is to "train the trainers" in the information literacy concept and best practices - 600 worldwide in total - so that they, in turn, following successful completion of the workshop, can directly educate various “ultimate beneficiary audiences” in their respective home countries and regions. Those audiences will thereby become more information literate.

    In this context, by “ultimate beneficiary audiences” is meant, for example, women, youth, children, the disabled, unemployed and underemployed, rural and isolated populations, small farmers, small and medium-sized enterprises, and so on.