INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON UN AGENDA 2030 AND AU AGENDA 2063

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the International Workshop on the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 on the Africa we want.

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.

Participation fees may be paid prior to the workshop into the GLA’s account. Please send scanned pay-in slips to the Treasurer, Ms. Monica Mensah, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Balme Library University of Ghana Legon, Accra. Her contact phone number is 0545819001.

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

 Participants should send an e-mail with ‘Int. Workshop 2016’ as the subject to the Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 28th April 2016.

Should you want more information on the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

Perpetua Dadzie (Prof.)

(President – Ghana Library Association)

 

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