We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open for applications.

The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

  • Economic wellbeing and employment
  • Farming and sustainable agriculture
  • Health and hygiene
  • Digital inclusion
  • Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
  • Education for all
  • Climate change and other issues affecting the environment

The prize includes US$1,500 and wide publicity through EIFL’s global communication channels and networks.

The deadline for submitting applications is 27 January 2017.

The service that you enter for the award must be operational at the time of application.

Applications will be accepted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Read more about award and how to apply: English / French / Russian / Spanish

This is the 10th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award. Read about the winners of past award calls.

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