United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

For International OER Capacity Building And Policy Support

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/31/2017
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an intergovernmental organization with an internationally recognized mandate for education, was in the vanguard of the OER movement, helping to name and promote it. This grant will enable UNESCO to continue informing national and institutional policymakers about OER’s importance in accelerating high-quality education and also to help embed OER within teacher training systems. Through these activities, UNESCO will use its influence and convening power to urge countries to mainstream OER into their national policy and practice.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.unesco.org/ 
Address
7 Place de Fontenoy
Paris, 75007 France
Grants to this Grantee
for international OER capacity building and policy support  
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an intergovernmental organization with an internationally recognized mandate for education, was in the vanguard of the OER movement, helping to name and promote it. This grant will enable UNESCO to continue informing national and institutional policymakers about OER’s importance in accelerating high-quality education and also to help embed OER within teacher training systems. Through these activities, UNESCO will use its influence and convening power to urge countries to mainstream OER into their national policy and practice.
for the support of the 2nd OER World Congress  
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is dedicated to building peace, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue through the fields of education, natural and social sciences, culture, communication, and information. This grant supports the 2nd OER World Congress, which will examine progress in implementing the Paris OER Declaration of 2012 and share strategies among stakeholders, regions, and institutions on mainstreaming OER into global education systems. This work furthers the Education Program’s goal of building the OER field and supporting policies favorable for OER adoption and use at the international level.

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