Dr Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg is a programme specialist working at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Communication and Information Sector, Knowledge Societies Division in Paris, France.
She coordinates projects related to the access to information and knowledge for Persons with Disabilities as contribution to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She works on the implementation of the UNESCO’s Communication and Information Strategy on Media and Information Literacy, and multilingualism in cyberspace, particularly on the promotion and implementation of the normative instrument “UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace”. She is also involved in UNESCO’s response within the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) frameworks. During more than ten years at UNESCO, she carried out a number of projects on HIV and AIDS issues, contributed to research activities, contributed to the preparation of several publications, reports and articles on wide range of issues.
Before joining UNESCO in 2002, she worked as Senior Programme Specialist, Department of Information and Informatics, Ministry of Public Administration Reforms and Local Authorities, Lithuania.