15 May 2017

IFLA Global Vision Africa lands in Yaoundé, Cameroon

From 14 to 15 May, African library community leaders representing 37 countries have gathered in Yaoundé, Cameroon to discuss how a united library field can tackle to challenges of the future together.

This represents a strong contribution from the African continent to the global discussion!

IFLA President-elect Glòria Pérez-Salmerón stated:

We need to create a united library field; no one can do it better than we.”

And IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner underlined:

We believe that knowledge and expertise to transform the library field exists everywhere. Therefore, IFLA is organizing Vision workshops on all continents - to listen and discuss - and to make all voices heard."

The next IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop will take place on 21-22 May 2017 in Alexandria, Egypt. We can’t wait to continue this Global Vision journey to the Middle East!

Stay tuned for more: globalvision.ifla.org

About the IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is facilitating a Global Vision discussion through a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world following our kick-off event in Athens, Greece on 4 April 2017.  Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. See the Global Vision discussion website: globalvision.ifla.org for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!

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