UNESCO seeks consultants to produce foresight reports on the use of ICTs in citizen science and by indigenous peoples

Ten years after the adoption of the Geneva Plan of Action and on the path towards the targets set for 2015, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is undertaking a systematic review of the implementation of its objectives. Within this framework, UNESCO is recruiting short-term consultants to review current status, analyze trends and emerging innovations, formulate recommendations and produce two foresight reports that will help UNESCO in shaping its strategy for the post-2015 world.

Under the framework of WSIS action line 7 (e-science), UNESCO seeks a consultant to prepare a report entitled “Emerging Trends in E-Science: Citizen Science, Mobile technologies and ICTs” , which will particularly focus on the emerging trend of the use of mobile technologies in facilitating citizen science. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

Under the framework of WSIS action line 8 (Cultural diversity, linguistic diversity and local content), UNESCO seeks another consultant to prepare a report entitled “Indigenous Peoples’ emerging uses of ICTs”, which will focus on indigenous peoples’ uses of ICTs to overcome social and political barriers, to revitalize their languages and culture and to manage their heritage. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

Review of applications will begin 20 August 2012.

Documents may also be downloaded in pdf form here:
Terms of reference for report on Emerging Trends in E-Science: Citizen Science, Mobile technologies and ICTs
Terms of reference for report on Indigenous Peoples’ emerging uses of ICTs