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The five young library innovators, from left - Daisy Ashabahebwa (Uganda), Sarah Nyaboke Ogembo (Kenya), Dominic Bwalya Chitondo (Zambia), Letta Shivute (Namibia) and Yusuf Ganyana (Kenya).
12 May 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
In February 2020 five young public librarians from Africa travelled to Nashville in the USA to take part in an international learning, knowledge- (...)
Zambian public librarians at a workshop in Lusaka.
13 Mar 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
EIFL guest blogger Velenasi Mwale Munsanje, the immediate past president of the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ), looks back at (...)
Nnenna Nwakanma, Chief Web Advocate at the Web Foundation, addressing the DC-PAL session at IGF 2019 about the importance of libraries in extending internet access to remote communities.
12 Dec 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 in Berlin (25 - 29 November), presenting opportunities to (...)
Panguipulli Public Library trained farmers in the fields rather than in their homes because internet connectivity was better out of doors (photo taken back in 2010).
13 Nov 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) was launched with a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in November 2009. The (...)
Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries initiative.
11 Nov 2019
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative celebrates 10 years of the EIFL Public (...)
The six young African library innovators in the Dokk1 conference hall: back row, from left - Claret Misika (Namibia), Constance Chilipa (Zambia), Jemmimah Maragwa (Kenya), Hayford Siaw (Ghana). Seated, in front, Kennedy Rutoh (Kenya), Mary Mamba (Zambia).
22 Jul 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
In May 2019, six young African public librarians travelled to Denmark to take part in an intensive week-long learning, knowledge-sharing and (...)
The IYALI team at the AfLIA conference: back, from left, Koi Kazungu, Kenya; Mustafa Tuhami, Egypt; Momoh Mansaray, Sierra Leone. Front, from left, Harouna Ahmadou Saliou Yerima, Cameroon; Joseck Olala, Kenya; Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL, Joan Njogu, Kenya.
21 Jun 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
In May 2019, I joined six young public library innovators from Africa at the 3rd African Library and Information Associations and Institutions ( (...)