|The underlying concept
of IMARK is based on the premise of a truly collaborative distance
learning initiative. The IMARK Steering Group and
strategic partners are working to build a knowledge base to bring
new concepts, attitudes, approaches, and tools for effective information
management to an internationally widespread community.
The initiative seeks to bring together and build upon existing
resources, extensive experience and subject matter expertise, while
substantially reducing duplication of effort in capacity building
in the information management sector.
Several partnerships and agreements in support of IMARK have already
been established, or are under discussion, with international and
regional organizations, as well as research and academic institutions.
Several IMARK partners are also members of ItrainOnline
which supports learners and trainers in the South (see box).