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Role of Librarians in fighting misinformation: A Librarian’s experience on Wikipedia

22 February 2024

    A key goal of IFLA's engagement with international organisations, not least the United Nations, is to create opportnities for our members to form partnerships that bring benefits to them and their communities. We're therefore happy to share this interview with Raymond Chepkwony of the Kenya National Library Service, who tells as about his experience of working with the UN country team in Kenya. 

    Partnering to rebuild libraries in Guinea-Bissau

    13 December 2023

      At our regional workshop on strong and sustainable library fields in Sub-Saharan Africa, Djalo Iaguba representing the Guinea-Bissau Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists, shared the story of how librarians there engaged with the UN Development Programme to put the country's libraries, in a difficult state after repeated wars, on the right path.

      Libraries delivering on UN goals in Sub-Saharan Africa

      20 October 2023

        Representatives of four different UN agencies met with over fifty librarians from across Sub-Saharan Africa at our mini-conference on how libraries can contribute to delivering the goals of the United Nations, identifying a wealth of opportunities for engagement. This event was made possible thanks to a grant from Stichting IFLA Global Libraries. 

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

        14 October 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.

          Meet the world at the World Library and Information Congress - regional sessions this year

          5 August 2023

            IFLA's global reach and geographical diversity will be on show at this year's World Library and Information Congress, in particular through the sessions organised by our Regional Council and Regional Division Committees. Each Committee has worked hard to prepare exciting open sessions, complemented by open business meetings, and our new Hubs Results Session, sharing views from our WLIC 2023 Regional Hubs. 

            Leading Change for Libraries

            5 May 2023

              The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee (IFLA SSA RDC) Launches the In-Country Library Advocacy Co-Design Team that aimed at leading change for libraries in the region. This initiative is part of the IFLA SSA's global advocacy priorities that identifies and addresses core library advocacy issues specific to various African countries.

              IFLA's Regional Division Committees participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress in 2022

              22 July 2022

                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.