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Renforcer l'accès aux informations sur l'environnement et le développement durable pour les utilisateurs clefs et le public en développant des méthodes et des outils innovateurs - SMSI PrepCom-2 (17-25 février 2005, Genève)

Small Grant


Base de données - Développement durable - Outils géographiques - Technologies de l'information et de la communication


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Access, use and sharing of information and knowledge are keywords of the Declaration of Principles and the Plan of Action adopted at the World Summit on the Information Society in December 2003 in Geneva (WSIS Phase I). WSIS Phase II in November 2005 in Tunis is recognized to be the platform for the development of concrete measures for the implementation of the WSIS Geneva 2003 Plan of Action.

Following the WSIS call for the development of pilot projects in education and capacity building, the proposed project aims to develop a concrete example of an ICT application for the next WSIS Phase II Preparatory Committee in Geneva (PrepCom-2, 17-25 February 2005). The objective of the project is to demonstrate how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can improve the accessibility to data and information on environment / sustainable development (SD) for the general public by using innovative e-learning methods and tools. The capacity building material will be developed around the existing UNEP GEO Data Portal. It will be distributed, tested and discussed at the PrepCom-2 meeting, and it will also be re-used in UNEP and University of Geneva activities.

The project will draw on the experience of two partners working in the field of environment / SD and ICTs:

The UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a project initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of Agenda 21 and to a UNEP Governing Council decision of May 1995 which requested the production of a new comprehensive global state of the environment report. Three global reports, several regional and national reports as well as educational and technical products have been published since 1997 (http://www.grid.unep.ch/geo/).

The UniGe Sustainability and public or private environmental management (SUPPREM) is one of the Swiss Virtual Campus (SVC) programs. Its objective is to produce a bundle of inter-disciplinary web-based teaching modules oriented toward sustainability and environmental management. Funded from 2001 to...

La contribution du RUIG pour ce projet s'élève à CHF 41'900

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