The IFLA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division has planned  a series of webinars between February and April 2024.


Librarying SDGs: sharing experiences from WLIC 2023

Colleagues shall be able to share their experiences on progress so far made with SDGs through three (3) webinar series. The first webinar will take place on 2 February 2024

Presentation 1: SDGs and Voluntary National Reviews

Damilare Oyedele

Damilare Oyedele

Damilare grew up in a peri-urban community in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria. While growing up, he did not have access to a library to study, learn and use information independently. This presented him with numerous challenges, including poor reading culture and an inability to pass the national transition examination twice consecutively because of the lack of access to reading materials. To address this, in 2013, at the age of 19, Damilare started to mobilize his friends as volunteers to work towards creating awareness about the importance of libraries. He commenced by publishing articles in Nigerian daily newspapers about the importance of libraries in our society. This initiative later grew into a not-for-profit organization called Library Aid Africa which he now heads as the Co-Founder & Chief Executive. For the past 4 years, he and his team have focused on advocacy and support for the resuscitation of libraries in schools and communities – leveraging digital technology and citizen engagement approaches to make libraries viable. Currently, he serves on Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Committee of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), where he leads on Global Advocacy Priorities.

Presentation 2: Achieving SDGs 1,2, and 8: Sharing experiences on Libraries’ Involvement in Information Delivery to Farmers in Nigeria

Cecilia O. B. Adewumi and  Adetoun A. Oyelude

Cecilia O. B. Adewumi

Cecilia O. Bolajoko ADEWUMI has worked in an academic library for over 20 years. Presently, she is the Serials Librarian in the Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a member of the Nigerian Library Association. Her research interests are in Serials Management, Agricultural Information, Information and Communication Technology, and Library Architecture and Buildings


Adetoun A. Oyelude

Dr. Adetoun Adebisi OYELUDE has 23 years’ experience working in an academic library. She is currently Deputy University Librarian in the Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. A member of the Nigerian Library Association, the American Library Association, she is well published nationally and Internationally. She is a Member, Standing Committee of the Knowledge Management Section of the IFLA. Her research interests are in Library Administration, Information and Communication Technology, Indigenous Knowledge Preservation, and Gender Studies.