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Activity: Strengthening capacities of National Memory of World (MoW)

Committee and national specialists on preserving documentary heritage through

use of ICTs
5. Will contribute to the following Major Programme/Office: CI
6. This activity will contribute to the following MLA and be attached to the
corresponding grouping:
MLA 2: Enabling Universal Access and Preservation of Information and Knowledge.
7. This activity will contribute to the following MLA expected result(s):
ER 4: Universal access to information enhanced and documentary heritage preserved in
all its forms through a strengthened Memory of the World Programme, and Member
States supported in implementing the WSIS outcomes, including through the
Information for All Programme (IFAP).
8. This activity will also contribute to the following expected result(s) of Global Priority
Africa and/or Global Priority Gender Equality (as appropriate):
Global Priority Africa expected result(s):
Global Priority Gender Equality expected result(s):
9. Other MLA
10. Implementation Strategy (including justification/identification of needs, modalities
of action and target groups):
During 2010-2011, the Office of Lima organized, jointly with the National Library of
Peru, a workshop to promote the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO by
national and regional authorities as well as officials in charge of the preservation of
documentary heritage in public or private institutions.
Based on the recommendations of the workshop, the Peruvian government decided to
establish the National Committee of the Memory of the World. This Committee is
composed of one representative from the National Library of Peru (as Chairman), a
representative of the National Archive, a representative of the Ministry of Culture, and
members of civil society and academia.
This National Committee got to register two documents in the Latin American Registry
during their first year in office. These documents are Protocolo Ambulante de los
Conquistadores (Travelling Registry of the Conquistadors) also known as the Libro
Becerro, and Primeras Ediciones Peruanas y Sudamericanas (1584 - 1619), better
known as the Incunables Peruanos (Peruvian Incunables).
In 2012, the MoW LAC session was carried out in Peru. This event reinforced the
National Committee actions and promoted to increase awareness of significance and
role of documentary heritage. The Congress expressed its concern on the importance of
the preservation of this heritage.

The National Committee indicated that there have been thefts of books and historic
documents in different institutions, such as museums, libraries, churches and others. The
State does not have an inventory of the documentary heritage. ICTs offer a number of
tools to conduct inventories of documents fast and securely way by promoting access to
information from these documents without compromising its preservation.
We propose to implement the UNESCO Records management manual for National
Committee and specialists on the use of ICT for inventory of documentary heritage.
Additionally, we will design a data base for this inventory and the National Committee
will maintain it updated.
The target group is the National Committee of the Memory of the World members and
specialists on preservation of documentary heritage.
11. Expected results of this activity:
Expected Result N1: National Committee of the Memory of the Worlds members
strengthened their capacities on the use of ICTs in preservation of documentary heritage
and have initiated an inventory and register.

(a maximum of three)

Means of verification
(data source)

Programmed benchmark
(on basis of baseline data if
available (1))

Number of participants
in training

Participants list

30 participants

Number of
documentary heritage

Data base

100 documents registered

(1) The baseline is to be indicated next to the benchmark in brackets.

Key expected output:
Data base for inventory and register of documentary heritage.
12. Geographical scope of the activity:
Global Scope
Regional Scope
Sub-region/Group of countries
National Scope:
13. This activity has targeted interventions in favour of (Youth; LDCs; SIDS;
Disadvantaged and excluded groups; Most vulnerable segments of society; Indigenous

Disadvantaged and excluded groups

Most vulnerable segments of society
Indigenous peoples

14. This activity addresses the following specific programme issues (UN
Decades/Years; Dialogue among civilizations and cultures; South-South cooperation;
Post-Conflict/Post-Disaster situations):
UN Decades/Years
Dialogue among civilizations and cultures
South-South cooperation
Post-Conflict/Post-Disaster situations
15. This activity is part of a common country programming document (e.g. UNDAF;
Delivering as One programme/plan; MDG-F; etc.) (In the case of UNDAFs and One
plans, specify the outcome/output to which it contributes):
Delivering as One programme/plan
16. This activity involves the following partnerships (Name and Specific expected role
per partner):
National Committee of the Memory of the World will involve their members on training
and implementation of first phase of inventory. It means to involve: National Archive,
National Library, Ministry of Culture, Academy (universities), Church and other
Specialists in preservation of documentary heritage will be involved on training.
17. UNESCO Team members
Magaly Robalino, Head of office
Fernando Berrios, Deputy
Monica San Martin, Team
18. Budget
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USD 6,000.00
USD 7,090.00
USD 13,090.00