IFLA has partnered with EIFL-PLIP and AfLIA to support 15 participants in the second Young African Library Innovators initiative (IYALI) programme.

IYALI is a peer learning and international networking experience for African public librarians, organised by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), in partnership with the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

IYALI aims to expose emerging public library innovators from Africa to experiences and ideas in other developing and transition economy countries. IFLA plays a significant role in supporting all IYALI participants, from participating in the initial selection to funding their entry ticket to IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). Furthermore, IFLA advises on suitable topics during its flagship event as well as organising networking opportunities with IFLA International Leaders Programme associates.

Read about the 15 new participants who represent public and community libraries that serve urban and rural communities from 12 African countries.