NIDA works with colleagues and partners around the world to promote and stimulate effective access to and utilisation of information and knowledge. Our main focus is public access to information through library and information services, especially those embracing ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development). Our underlying philosophy is one of strengthening capacity, and each member of our team has many years experience in the field. Through our extensive networks we are able to share lessons learnt and build on existing activities. Our strength lies in facilitating partnerships and activities between country stakeholders, programmes and activities, and development agencies. We have specific interest in the transformation of information services and local content in the digital environment. We are also active in research, the review of potential programmes, facilitating training, mounting events and meetings showcasing good practice and in impact assessment of ongoing or completed programmes and activities.