The story of the IRMT cannot be told without referring to its founder, Dr.
The IRMT came into being to administer these and similar projects.
The IRMT is a nonprofit organization governed by seven trustees, most of whom hold professorships in various universities in the United Kingdom or senior administrative positions in the British government.
The Country Projects division manages IRMT projects in countries throughout the world using some 40 consultants with expertise in various aspects of archives, records and information management.
In conducting country projects, the IRMT uses its expertise in such records and information management activities as:
The IRMT has worked in some 20 countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa (e.
The IRMT initiated the Management of Public Sector Records Study Program (MPSR) in 1994.
IRMT experts who carried out missions in a number of Commonwealth developing countries saw that the archive and record professionals in these countries were the obvious people to make the difference: they had skills on which to build and they had resources (e.
In a related project, ICA has been working with IRMT and using funding from the U.