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International Collaboration

The Institute actively collaborates with international organizations and is engaged in a number of international initiatives, which allows it to remain at the forefront of professional activity in the information society development sphere, to maintain the high quality of work, and to constantly expand the scope of IIS activities.

Several international organizations are Institutes partners, and together they implemented a number of important projects and organized several international events. The following organizations should be named among the partners of the IIS:

The Institute actively participates in the work of a number of international organizations facilitating the Information Society development. These organizations including the following:

  • Working Group on the Measurement and Evaluation Tool for E-Participation Readiness (METEP) established by the Division for Social Policy and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) - IIS Chairman Yuri Hohlov and IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova joined the group in July 2013.
  • Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) - IIS is a member of the GKP since 2000; in January 2005 it was elected GKP Regional Focal Point for Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Central and Eastern European Networking Association (CEENet) - the Head of the Directorate of Telecommunication Programs Andrey Mendkovich and a member of the Board of Directors Alexander Rusakov have served as the IIS representatives in the CEENet since 1998. In November 2007 Andrey Mendkovich became CEENet Vice-Chairman.
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institution (IFLA) - the IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Marketing and Management Section between 1998 and 2001; the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov was a member and a chair of the Standing Committee of the Information Technology Section between 1998 and 2001; IIS was the institutional member of the IFLA from 1999 to 2001.  
  • Technology Empowerment Network (TEN) - the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov has been a member of TEN since 2001.
  • Global Development Network (GDN) - the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov has been a participant of GDN since 2001.

The Institute also participated and/or continues to participate in implementing several international initiatives supporting the use of ICT for comprehensive development, including the following:

  • Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID)  - IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova has been a member of the GAID Panel of Advisors since July 2006
  • Swedish-Russian Working Group on Information Technologies and Communications as part of the activities of the Swedish-Russian Intergovernmental Council - Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov has served as a coordinator of the Information Society and Regional Cooperation sub-committee of this group since September 2005.
  • WSIS Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Family - IIS General Director and Head of PRIOR Directorate Tatiana Ershova served as a coordinator of this WSIS Civil Society Family from September 2005 to December 2007.
  • United Nations ICT Task Force Europe and Central Asia Regional Network (UN ICT TF EuCAs) - the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov was coordinator of the UN ICT TF EuCAs in 2002-2005; the IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova has been the Head of the Moscow secretariat of the UN ICT TF EuCAs in 2002-2005.
  • United Nations ICT Task Force - IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova was member of the UN ICT Task Force on the national strategies of electronic development in 2002-2005; Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov has been a member of the Working Party on ICT Indicators and Millennium Development Goals Mapping in 2004-2005.
  • Development Gateway (DG) - the IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova has served as the head of the Russia Development Gateway project as the national segment of the international network of development gateways since 2001; the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov has been the technological coordinator of the Russia Development Gateway project since 2002.
  • Digital Opportunity Task Force, DOT Force -  the Head of the Directorate of Legal Programs Mikhail Yakushev was a member of this group during its entire work period in 2000-2001.
  • DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries - the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov had been a member of the Advisory Board of this consortium between 1999 and 2003.
  • Global Junior Challenge - since 1999 the IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova has served as a member of the international jury of this competition, which recognizes the best world achievements in the sphere of using ICT for education and fostering children and youth.
  • Stockholm Challenge - the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov was a member of the international jury of this competition, which became a successor of the Global Bangemann Challenge competition, since its establishment in 2000 and up to 2004;  IIS General Director Tatiana Ershova has been a member of the international jury of this competition since 2005.
  • Global Bangemann Challenge - the Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors Yuri Hohlov had been a member of the international jury of this competition, which recognizes the best world achievements in the sphere of ICT use for development, until its closure in 1999.

The IIS projects facilitating development of the international cooperation include the following initiatives implemented both independently and in collaboration with its partners:


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