Libraries’ Role in Advancing Digital Equity in Africa: Collaborative Efforts at ITU Regional Development Forum for Africa 2023

IFLA was represented at the 2023 International Telecommunications Union Regional Development Forum for Africa, engaging with regulators, businesses, academics and civil society partners to make the case for libraries to be integrated into wider digital inclusion plans, and so realise their potential to become community innovation and co-creation hubs.

  • News
  • 14 October 2023

Nurturing Equitable Digital Futures: ITU Regional Development Forum for Africa

Libraries are set to play a significant role at the upcoming ITU Regional Development Forum for Africa 2023, under the theme  "Digital transformation for a sustainable and equitable digital future: Accelerating the implementation of the SDGs in Africa." This event is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology in Ethiopia, and it is scheduled to take place from October 3rd to 5th, 2023.

  • Events
  • 05 October 2023

Libraries delivering on open government: IFLA speaks at African Peer Review Mechanism

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.

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  • 17 December 2022