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Ifla presidensts meeting 2016 buhle

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IFLA president's meeting 2016

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Ifla presidensts meeting 2016 buhle

  1. 1. Call to action- positioning libraries to deliver on “the Africa we want”. Buhle Mbambo-ThataBuhle Mbambo-Thata Executive DirectorExecutive Director UNISA LibraryUNISA Library
  2. 2. “AU 2063-The Africa we want”
  3. 3. Key pillars to attainment of goal • Trend Report • Development agendas – UN-2030 : “Transforming our world” – Africa Union 2063: “The Africa we want” – National Development plans • Africa’s youthful population • Cape Town Declaration 2015
  4. 4. Where do Libraries fit? • Lyon Declaration • IFLA SDG Tool kit • IAP- focus on the regions of Africa; Latin America and Caribbean; and Asia and Oceania, with some activities in Europe
  5. 5. IAP programme in each Region • Work-plan that: – Identifies priority actions – Agrees on coordination across the region – Outlines the process for endorsement of the Advocacy Agenda document within the region – Provides input to the IAP Steering Committee on implementation method and timing – Identifies experts in advocacy and public libraries from the region to serve as advisors and trainers
  6. 6. IAP Africa • 25 African leaders constituted consultative forum • Multi sector approach • Inter-multidisciplinary • Engaging community • Collaboration central • Next generation
  7. 7. IAP Africa 4 -priority areas –Align public and community library services with government priorities; community needs and issues; and development agendas; –Promote public access through public and community libraries ; –Demonstrate public and community librarians’ roles in developing local content and indigenous knowledge; –Promote a culture of reading, while recognizing the critical role of oral culture on the African continent
  8. 8. And African Libraries • Convergence of several initiatives – National digital initiatives – Africa Library Summits outcomes – BSLA • IAP Africa- a way forward
  9. 9. Next generation digital age • Bringing the next generation on board – E-books – Mobile reading – Appropriate language • Both UN 2030 and AU 2063
  10. 10. NEXT STEPS • A three year programme • Regional meetings to raise awareness • Skills building in 10 countries with regional impact • Building on earlier investment in BSLA, African Library Summits
  11. 11. Challenges • Relevance to reading needs of younger populations. • Large continent in three years • Resources to scale • Diverse languages
  12. 12. Going forward-towards the Africa we want • IAP Programming seek to mitigate highlighted challenges • Collaboration for sustainability • IAP galvanises advocacy for a transformed world to the future we want. http://www.localsyr.com/news/

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