Thursday, February 4, 2021

NIWAN ready to welcome participants to the XXIV SCECSAL Conference

NIWAN delegation in 2018 at the XXIII SCECSAL Conference
in Uganda accepted to host the XXIV SCECSAL Conference

The National Information Workers Association of Namibia (NIWAN) is ready to welcome participants to the twenty-fourth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) which kicks off on Monday, 8 February and runs to 11 February in Windhoek, Namibia. 

 Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia, will officially open the conference, and the Minister of Education, Honourable Ms Ester Anna Nghipondoka, will deliver a statement during the opening session scheduled to take place at the Hotel Safari in Windhoek. 

The conference, on the theme - Inclusive Libraries and Information Services Towards Achieving Prosperity for Sustainable Development in Africa - will be the first SCECSAL biennial conference to combine virtual and onsite delivery of papers and will be graced by more than 50 paper presenters, including academicians, researchers and library and information practitioners, from Namibia, South Africa, the United States of America, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Botswana, among others.

Among others, the conference sub-themes include Access to information: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions; Building Capacities of Library and Information Professionals to Contribute Toward Attaining the 2030 Agenda; Information Literacy and the Knowledge Economy; and Open Data and Research Data Management

The conference was initially scheduled for 20-24 April 2020 and was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit the SCECSAL website for the conference programme, biographical information of some speakers, and individual papers to be presented at the conference.

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