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UNESCO supports actions designed to empower people so that they can access and contribute to information and knowledge flows.

On-line training for archivists

This project of the Association internationale des Archives francophones (AIAF) aims at using the Internet for professional training of archivists.
The UNESCO supported initiative aims at providing on line training and re-training facilities for French speaking records and archives managers.

UNESCO supports the project as part of its efforts to promote human resources and capabilities of information workers, particularly by developing training modules for distance learning, for example for librarians and archivists.

The AIAF project aims to provide to French speaking archivists a common platform for exchanging information and for training. It intends to provide through a single gateway a variety of resources facilitating re-training and continuous training and assisting in archival teaching and research thereby promoting exchanges between professional communities.

The project is supported by

- Conseil international des archives
- Direction des archives de France /Ministère des Affaires étrangères, France
- Archives nationales du Québec
- Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie/Institut francophone des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la formation.
- Archives fédérales suisses /Direction suisse du développement et de la coopération.
- Archives nationales du Québec
- Ministère de la Culture et des communications du Canada
- Archives nationales du Canada.

Total Project Cost €600,000
UNESCO seed money 35,000
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Lead Organization / Sector / Office Association internationale des archives francophones (AIAF)
Contact First Name Sylvie
Contact Last Name Lemieux
Associated Organization(s) International Council on Archives, Direction des archives de France, National Archives of Quebec