People everywhere need information - to improve their health, to find jobs, to increase their livelihoods, to support their studies, and much more. The internet has transformed how we seek and share information, yet billions of people living in developing and transition economy countries still do not have access to the internet. Public libraries - trusted institutions, staffed by skilled information professionals - are uniquely placed to overcome this challenge by providing public access to information and communication technology (ICT) and training people to use it.

WHAT WE DO

IMPACT

Innovative services
Trained people
New funding for libraries

ISSUES

We advance community development in six key areas

AGRICULTURE
DIGITAL INCLUSION
EDUCATION
EMPLOYMENT
HEALTH
WOMEN AND GIRLS
EIFL does remarkable work that is making a difference to libraries and the people we serve. At Global Libraries we had an idea for an innovation and replication grant focused on information technology. We asked EIFL to be our grantee; within a brief time they took the idea and turned it to gold! The idea has come to life and the results are incredible.
Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Over 20 librarians from 22 public and community libraries spread across all of Uganda’s four regions attended e-literacy skills training organised by EIFL and Maendeleo Foundation.
EIFL-PLIP IN ACTION

Training to inspire creation of new public library services that use ICT to meet community needs

NEWS

EIFL is delighted to announce the winners of the eighth EIFL Innovation Award, for (...)
Children at schools in three regions of Ghana got their first experience of (...)
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BLOG

EIFL has released a new video about a mobile library project that takes solar- (...)
In September, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) team members and (...)
Friday (14 August) will be a special day - we are launching our eighth EIFL Public (...)

CONTACT US

For questions, please contact EIFL-PLIP Programme Manager Ramune Petuchovaite:
ramune.petuchovaite@eifl.net