Prof. J. Prabhakar Rao, Director, India Centre for Excellence in Information Ethics (ICEIE), University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been nominated as Rapporteur to prestigious Information for All Programme (IFAP) by Government of India. As a Rapporteur, he will be promoting IFAP objectives (Multilingualism, Information Ethics, Information Preservation, Information Accessibility and Information Literacy).
These objectives are crucial for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs 2030) and building knowledge and inclusive societies. India is one among six countries elected for IFAP Bureau. Hence, this programme has relevance for India also.
Prof. Prabhakara Rao is Visiting Professor to many Universities in Europe and Asia and also steering committee member and involved in an India-EU Project (2009–2012) on establishing the “Centre for Contemporary India Studies and Research” at University of Warsaw, Poland. Currently, he is faculty Coordinator of India-EU project on Enhancing Quality, Governance and Access to UG Education in India (2013-2017). Rao has also been appointed as a Member of Advisory Council of Infection Council Academy of India (IFCAI). He was nominated by the Network Executive Committee as Regional Representative of Maaya for Asia. He is also Project manager for Erasmus plus projection HE and COL- CEMCA project for developing online courses.
Prof. Rao is also a member of many international journals. He also took several initiatives such as organising recently UNESCO conference, formation of International Consortium on developing online course on Information Ethics, establishment of Consortium on University Social Responsibility, several programs on Digital wellness etc.