Sunday, April 22, 2018

ULIA ready to receive delegates to the XXIII SCECSAL conference

As registration for the five-day event begins

Aloysius Mwanje (L) and Faith Akiteng (R)
at the conference registration desk
The Uganda Library and Information Association (ULIA) has put in place the necessary arrangements to receive and register the delegates to the XXIIIrd SCECSAL conference which kicks off on Monday, 23 April.

Registration for the five-day conference opened on Sunday, 22 April at 14:00 local time

The biennial conference is taking place at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel and has attracted participants from countries within the SCECSAL region and outside the region including the Ghana, Italy, Nigeria and the United States of America.

This is the third time SCECSAL conference is taking place in Uganda having been hosted by ULIA in 1990 and 2004.

Representatives of the SCECSAL member national Library and Information Associations from Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and the host country, Uganda, are already in Entebbe to participate in the conference and the SCECSAL General Council meeting.

Delegates from Malawi consulting
in the registration hall
Representatives of national Library and Information Associations from Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also expected in Entebbe while Botswana and Tanzania have not confirmed their participation in the General Council meeting.

Expectations are high among the conference delegates as the SCECSAL General Council is set to discuss further the setting up of a permanent Secretariat, adopt the proposed amended constitution which will put in place a new governance structure for SCECSAL, confirm Namibia has the host for the biennial event in 2020 and announced the host for the event in 2022.

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