The objective of the Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA) is to assist colleagues in those countries who, for whatever reason, cannot support the development of their archives and who need assistance. A small budget for the fund is yearly provided by the International Council of Archives. But if FIDA really wants to make a difference, more money is needed. Last year FIDA unfortunately had to say no to several projects, because of a lack of budget. Therefore we ask archival institutions and archivists and records managers to make a donation to FIDA. Also small amounts are very welcome, with a little money archivists can do a lot.
From 2010 until today FIDA funded 35 projects, helping colleagues in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South East Asia, Latin America, South Eastern Europe and the small islands of the Pacific. It has helped with training in preservation, including the preservation of audio-visual and digital materials and in national and local record keeping and supported advocacy initiatives for new archival legislation.
The FIDA trustees want to do more: we count on your support!
Here you will find information on projects FIDA funded in the past.