Join IFLA's Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee to explore the contribution that libraries can provide to making a reality of an inclusive internet and broader digital environment. 26 January 2023, 15:00-16:30 East Africa Time.
Drawing on the insights provided in the publication "The Government Information Landscape in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement", IFLA presented on the role of libraries at the African Peer Review Mechanism's African Governance Seminar, highlighting our contribution to open governance goals. We are grateful to Nerisa Kumar, Information Africa Organization, for attending and providing this report.
IFLA was active at the 2022 Internet Governance Forum, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, speaking both in UNESCO sessions on Internet Universality Indicators, and the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries session on inclusive internet governance.
This webinar seeks to educate librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa to understand what their roles are relating to copyright and neighboring rights issues and how to engage in and around WIPO organized events. More importantly, engaging meaningfully with in-country stakeholders on copyright, in order to push for rights that matter to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa, should arguably be a key part of library advocacy in general.
This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) focuses on the topic of Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future. IFLA will be present, working to underline how libraries represent an essential link in the chain between internet access, resilience, and inclusiveness.
A rerun of IFLA's Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee WLIC Open Session. Didn't attend WLIC 2022 or missed interesting sessions? This is your chance to get engaged!
IFLA was represented by IFLA's Sub-Saharan Africa Region Committee members and stakeholders, who in partnership with the Malawi Library Association had an opportunity to be part of the Africa Internet Governance Forum was held between 19 and 22 July 2022, in Lilongwe, Malawi.
IFLA's Regional Division Committees will participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) 2022 scheduled for Dublin, Ireland. They have prepared exciting Open sessions and are more than ready to share views and ideas on strengthening library advocacy at the regional evidence. Join their Open sessions to get to know what is happening in the world of libraries across all the regions of the world.