IREX Launches Suite of Local Language Literacy Apps in Ethiopia

Local language literacy is critical, but reading materials are scarce. Kids just don’t have enough to...

Family at the Center of Early Grade Literacy Efforts in Bangladesh

Beyond Access is excited to announce a new partnership with Save the Children in Bangladesh to...

21st Century Digital Skills in Nigeria

  With a growing economy, an inclusive workforce is an urgent priority for Nigeria. Women and youth have been left out of the growth at a disproportionate rate, increasing inequality. To remedy this, Beyond Access is building a coalition of partners in Nigeria to help women and youth gain the 21st century digital skills they need...

Empowering Uruguay’s Libraries to Lead the Digital Revolution

We’re excited to share an update on our work in Uruguay — ANTEL, Uruguay’s national telecommunications company, has selected 10 libraries to receive computers, free internet access, and staff training as part of an annual contest around digital inclusion. Librarians will learn how to deliver ICT skills trainings, support e-Government services, and develop new services...

Celebrating One Year of Work to Boost Affordable Internet Access

A core element of the IREX mission, through its Center for Collaborative Technology, is to fight for initiatives that support open affordable public access to the Internet around the world. The scope of technology and the pace of its growth is reframing the dynamics of power, wealth, and access to information with the capacity to...

Partnering with Ooredoo to Drive Access to Information in Myanmar

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new phase of Beyond Access’s work in Myanmar. This week the Myanmar Book Aid & Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), in cooperation with the Myanmar Ministry of Information, Ooredoo and IREX, launched the Beyond Access Myanmar program. The program will expand upon the work of MBAPF and Beyond Access...

App Discovery Day in Bangkok

If you’re in Bangkok on Friday, October 17, please join us for “App Discovery Day” at TK Park from 2-4pm. Beyond Access is a program implemented by IREX that helps countries modernize their public library systems. We’re gathering a group of people together to explore how tablets can be used in public libraries to support...

Beyond Access Signs the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information

On August 18, 2014 the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development. More than 100 organizations co-signed the Declaration, which calls upon United Nations Member States to make an international commitment through the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that everyone has access to, and...

Partnering for Digital Inclusion in Uruguay

In Uruguay, we’re launching a new partnership to provide access to information and technology in 10 communities through innovative public libraries. Beyond Access partnered with ANTEL (the national telecommunications company) and the Uruguay National Library to support the launch of the First Digital Inclusion Spaces Contest for Libraries. The initiative will bring computers, internet access,...

Boosting Access to Affordable Internet in Mozambique

For over 95% of its population, Mozambique’s internet services are unaffordable. Its fixed broadband connections are the fourth most expensive in the world, and while its mobile services are less expensive, a subscription costs over 65% of the average family’s income. The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) – a global coalition committed to removing economic...

10 New Library Services Prepare Youth for a High-Tech World

Smart phones, 3D printers, robotics, online media — it’s all happening at 10 public libraries that have...

GPSLib: A New Direction for Libraries in Georgia

Beyond Access is excited to announce a new partnership with the Public Services Development Agency in Georgia. A part of the Georgian government’s Ministry of Justice, the Public Services Development Agency has been tasked with assisting the implementation of Georgia’s Open Government Partnership Action Plan to improve access to government services and continue Georgia’s progress...

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