Grants available for innovative libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

EIFL’s ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) Public Library Innovation Programme ( PLIP ) has announced an invitation to public and community libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to apply for grants to use information and communication technology ( ICT ) to extend their services to improve lives in their communities. The grant maximum is US$15,000; the implementation period is 12 months and the application deadline is January 31, 2012.

The grants aim to encourage libraries to extend their services to meet community information needs and to contribute to community development. The grants will be awarded for services focused on five key areas. These are :

. Health- including e-health services

. Agriculture

. Improving people’s employment prospects

. Support for vulnerable children and youth at risk

. Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses

Libraries may apply in partnership with other organisations that use ICT for community development. The grant builds on previous EIFL-PLIP work which demonstrates that with limited additional support , libraries in developing countries can successfully implement community information services using ICT.

To find out more, visit the EIFL website, or write to

Jean Fairbairn      EIFL-PLIP Communications


About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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One Response to Grants available for innovative libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

  1. Chege says:

    A very noble and innovative way to enlighten disadvantaged populations.

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