Building Back Better with Africa’s Libraries
Side-event at the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development
25 February 2021
IFLA will be represented by Damilare Oyedele
Even before COVID-19, the UN’s 2030 Agenda represented an ambitious set of priorities for the world. With the pandemic still ongoing, the need to accelerate efforts to deliver development is going to be stronger still, in Africa and globally.
Libraries have a huge potential to help here, by providing the meaningful access to information that enables people to create, innovate, take better decisions, and fulfil their rights.
This side event, held in the margins of the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development, will bring together library representatives from across Africa to talk about the importance of information for development, the impact of COVID, and the practical steps that governments and others can take to realise the potential of libraries and information in supporting COVID response and recovery.
The session will take place on 25 February 2021, from 8am to 9:30am Brazzaville time (see what time this is for you)
Mr Bernard Akondzo, Director, National Library of the Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo
Ms Irene Onyancha, Chief, Knowledge Management Services Section, UNECA, Ethiopia
Mr Alim Garga, Director of the Library of the National Assembly, Cameroon
Ms Sarah Negumbo, Director, Namibia National Library and Archive Service, Namibia
Moderator: Mr Damilare Oyedele, Co-Founder, Library Aid Africa, Nigeria/Rwanda
You can join the session at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/99583894741?pwd=UHhGOEhGbGkrYjZLV2hUSElhbUt0UT09
View the flyer for the event as a pdf.
Last update: 24 February 2021