Libraries on the Development Agenda in Africa

2nd Round Table Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Libraries in Africa

When

5 – 6 July 2018

Where

Durban, South Africa

IFLA will be represented by Secretary General Gerald Leitner

Description

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will address African ministers responsible for public libraries at a conference in Durban, South Africa, on 5-6 July. He will underline how, with the right recognition and support, libraries can be key partners for development.

As primarily public institutions, libraries depend strongly on support from their governments, both in terms of laws and funding. Ensuring that those in power recognise and build on the potential of libraries is at the heart of IFLA's advocacy work.

IFLA is therefore honoured to speak at the second Round Table of Ministers Responsible for Public Libraries in Africa, following a first edition at the time of the 2015 World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town. 

At this meeting, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will underline the work of IFLA to support libraries across Africa, and call on Ministers to place libraries at the heart of their development policies.

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Last update: 4 July 2018