The Agenda 2030 which is a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets builds on the Millennium Development Goals. The Agenda 2030 seeks to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change by 2030. The vision of the UN is for all countries to be involved in achieving the goals so that no one is left behind.
Libraries and information services support many aspects of the UN Agenda 2030 and it is for that reason that this workshop is being organized to sensitize stakeholders especially library and information workers, on the vital role they have to play in development at every level of society.
Similarly, the Africa Union (AU) Agenda 2063 has specific roles for the information sector. Agenda 2063 is both a Vision and an Action Plan and based on seven aspirations. It is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.
The two-day workshop will address the following topics:
Background to the UN Agenda 2030 and AU Agenda 2063
Contents of the UN Agenda 2030 and AU Agenda 2063
Areas of interest to libraries in the Agenda
Expectations of libraries and archives in the realisation of national and international plans
Over 50 participants are expected. Your participation in the workshop will certainly contribute to the success of the workshop.
Venue: The Balme Library, University of Ghana, Legon
Date: 5th - 6th May, 2016
Participation Fee: GHs 500 (entitles you to a workshop folder, materials, meals, and a certificate of participation)
Early bird payment for the workshop (on or before 15th April 2015) is GHc 450.
Bank Account details are as follows:
Bank: Standard Chartered
Branch: High Street (Accra)
Account name: Ghana Library Association
Account Number: 0100100589300
Bank: Ghana Commercial Bank
Branch: Legon Account
Name: Ghana Library Association
Account Number: 1031130000506
Should you want more information on the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Perpetua Dadzie (Prof.)
(President – Ghana Library Association)