Development and Access to Information (DA2I) is the first of a series of annual reports that will monitor the progress countries are making towards fulfilling their commitment to promote meaningful access to information as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Other recent related initiatives include the Agenda Knowledge for Development and the review of knowledge management in the United Nations system.
DA2I will be launched annually, at the time of the
United Nations High Level Political Forum (UN HLPF). The launch of the first edition took place at The New York Public Library on Monday 17 July 2017.
DA2I underlines the contribution that information access, particularly through libraries, makes to promoting more socially and economically inclusive societies. It is designed for UN member states, intergovernmental organizations, funders, civil society, other stakeholders working in development, and the library community itself.
DA2I is a joint project between the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School.
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About the Author
Bruce Boyes is Editor and Lead Writer of RealKM Magazine, and a teacher at Shanxi University where he is establishing a new knowledge management course. He is an experienced knowledge manager, environmental manager, and educator with expertise in information and knowledge management, program and project management, environmental management and sustainability, community and stakeholder engagement and development, research, writing and editing, education and training, website management, and event and meeting management. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to collaboratively identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, Bruce’s career highlights include using agile approaches to implement an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading the development and implementation of a knowledge strategy process for the natural resource management organisations across Australia, and pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to help communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments.