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Four libraries win EIFL-PLIP economic wellbeing award
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the winners of the first Innovation Award – for library services that improve community economic wellbeing.
- Africa - Kawempe Youth Centre in Uganda for their ICT and financial literacy education service.
- Asia - Agyauli Community Library and Resource Centre in Nepal for their Equitable Access to Information service which improves farmers’ yields and livelihoods.
- Europe - Belgrade City Library in Serbia for their Novcici service that improves financial literacy.
- Latin America - Public Library No. 56 El Bollenar in Chile for the Moonlight Women’s Workshop, which uses modern ICT and traditional handicrafts to improve women’s income.
In addition to a prize of US$1,500, winners are invited to showcase their winning services at the Beyond Access Conference 2012 in Washington in October.
Thanks to the winners, and to all the other libraries that applied, for sharing their stories with us.
The EIFL-PLIP Innovation Awards recognize innovative services that use ICT to improve lives and livelihoods. The awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.