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Information for All Programme (IFAP)

IFAP Working Groups

Member States nominate national experts to participate in the activities of the IFAP Working Groups. The Working Groups conduct their activities primarily through on-line exchanges under the guidance of a Working Group Chair, who is an elected Member of the IFAP Bureau.

Each Chairperson is responsible for:

  • initiating and organising activities by the Working Group;
  • developing a workplan of their Working Group based on the strategic plan and supporting its realization;
  • reporting to the Bureau and Council on the activities of their Working Group;
  • maintaining regular contact with members of their Working Group to ensure their ongoing engagement and participation in the implementation of the workplan;
  • supporting collaboration and exchange with other Working Group Chairs.

Members of the Working Group provide their professional expertise in one or more of the IFAP strategic priorities, to support the achievement of the Programme’s overarching goals.

The multi-stakeholder composition of Working Groups with representatives drawn from government, the private sector, networks of information professionals, researchers and other relevant parties, provides the interdisciplinary perspectives and expertise to address the challenge of information for all.

Given the international scope of their membership, Working Groups are expected to organize their activities primarily through online collaboration. They are however encouraged to take advantage of seminars, conferences, training events and other opportunities for face-to-face collaboration both amongst themselves and with other members of the IFAP network.


Chair: Ms Dorothy K. Gordon (Ghana)

Other members: 

  • Ibrahim Kushchu, Associate Professor Founding Director, Mobile Government Consortium International, and mobileGov (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Roxana Morduchowicz, UNESCO Consultant, Professor in Communication in the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Tatiana Murovana, Programme specialist at UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (Russian Federation)
  • Marcus East, Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google, (United States of America)


Chair: Mr Laszlo Z. Karvalics (Hungary)

Other members: 

  • Hellen Amunga, Lecturer, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Moshoeshoe-Chadzingwa, Associate Professor National University of Lesotho (Professor, Library & Information Studies (Faculty of Humanities), (Lesotho)
  • Sarah B. Kaddu, Programme Lecturer Makerere University (Uganda)
  • Dietrich Schüller, Founder and former Chairman of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Technical Committee (Austria)


Chair: Mr Mano Verabathan (Malaysia)

Other members: 

  • Marcien Mackaya, Information technology Management, e-Government strategies, ICT strategy, Network and software architecture, lecturer and researcher (Gabon)
  • Asad Uzzaman, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka, (Bangladesh)
  • Bouchaïb Bounabat, Professor in ENSIAS, (National Higher School for Computer Science and System analysis), (Morocco)


Chair: Mr Mark Deuze (The Netherlands)


Chair: Mr Jose Manuel Rodriguez (Peru)


Chair: Mr Evgeny Kuzmin (Russian Federation)

Other members: 

  • Arefyev Alexander, Deputy Director for Research, Centre for Sociological Research, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Russian Federation)
  • Bakeykin Sergey, Executive Director, Interregional Library Cooperation Centre & Vice-Chair, Russian IFAP Committee (Russian Federation)
  • Climent-Ferrando Vicente, Research Advisor, Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
  • Diki-Kidiri Marcel, Retired Professor, Consultant, MAAYA (Central African Republic)
  • Elguindy Mohamed, Cybersecurity Expert, British University in Egypt; TV Presenter, Al Kahera Wal Nas TV Channel (Egypt)
  • Finquelievich Susana, Principal Researcher, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET); Professor, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Jandhyala Prabhakar Rao, Professor, University of Hyderabad (India)
  • Kanniganti Anuradha, Lecturer, French National Institute of Oriental Languages (India)
  • Muller De Oliveira Gilvan, Associate Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina; Acting Executive Secretary of MAAYA – World Network for Linguistic Diversity; General Coordinator, UNESCO Chair Language Policies for Multilingualism (Brazil)
  • Murovana Tatiana, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (Russian Federation)
  • Parshakova Anastasia, Assistant Director, Interregional Library Cooperation Centre & Project Coordinator, Russian IFAP Committee (Russian Federation)
  • Pimienta Daniel, Independent Consultant (Dominican Republic)
  • Pouzin Louis, СEO, Open-Root (France)
  • Prado Daniel, Consultant; Member of Executive Committee, MAAYA (Argentina)
  • Ronchi Alfredo, Professor, Politecnico di Milano; Secretary-General, MEDICI Framework (Italy)
  • Ruiz Vasquez Nestor, Lecturer and Researcher, Instituto Caro y Cuervo (Columbia)
  • Samassekou Adama, Maaya President (Mali)
  • Tuazon Ramon, President, Asian Institute of Journalism & Communication (Philippines)