Driving knowledge and digital transformation

samoa knowledge society initiative

The Samoa Knowledge Society Initiative is a rights based initiative that acknowledges the right to access to information to all Samoans contributing towards an enabling environment for enhanced digital development. 

SAMOA DIGITAL LIBRARY

To provide access to information locally and globally through local and external links

LIFE LONG LEARNING LAB

To provide access to Open Education Resources (OERs)

OPEN ACCESS RESEARCH

To provide access to research

ABOUT

THE SAMOA KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY INITIATIVE PROJECT

PHASE 1

Enable the launch of the Knowledge Society Platform with immediate needs related to functionality being met and SIDS-to-SIDS learning exchange to begin

PHASE 2

To be determined by the results of Phase 1

Launch of the Samoa Knowledge Society Initiative

21 December – Apia, Samoa

The launching of the Samoa Knowledge Society Initiative on Friday 20th December 2019 at the National University of Samoa signifies the start of a knowledge movement across the country. In her remarks at the launch, the UN Resident Coordinator Simona Marinescu reiterated the value of “knowledge as the most empowering resource and it needs to be a public good readily available for everyone”. 

STATUS OF DIGITIZATION IN SAMOA

A survey was conducted to find the status of digitization in Samoa. Here is a summary of the findings

KEY FINDINGS

Digitization

60% of the offices that responded already have digitization processes in place

Policies

19% of the offices with digitization processes have digitization policies

When did it start

Digitization began 10 years ago

Man power

Digitization is mainly carried out by ICT personnel

why digitize

The top reasons for digitization include increase access and saving space.

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