IFLA will again be active at the African Youth SDGs Summit, this year held in Lusaka, Zambia.

Under the theme ‘attaining the SDGs through youth innovation and financing for inclusive development in Africa’, this is an opportunity for emerging leaders across the continent to share their energy and ideas. IFLA will be present, bringing the dynamism of the continent’s young librarians to bear.

IFLA will, in particular hold a side event exploring how libraries can be catalysts for youth innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. This will provide concrete examples of the unique ability of libraries to deliver on the potential of young people.

Speakers will include:

  • Mrs. Mrs Mutinta Nabuyanda, President, Library and Information Association of Zambia
  • Mr Ernest Mafuta, Chair of Affordable Internet Access SIG, Internet Society
  • Mrs Pauline Namulomba Nchemba. Vice-President, Library and Information Association of Zambia

The moderator will be Damilare Oyedele, Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Library Aid Africa.

In addition to work at the Youth SDGs Summit, IFLA representatives will work with the Library and Information Association of Zambia to share experience from our global advocacy work, helping to build the knowledge and confidence to ensure that all members of our field are able to advocate effectively for our profession and institutions.

IFLA’s participation in the summit and training work with the national association is made possible through a grant from Stichting IFLA Global Libraries.