6th Africa Forum for blindness activists and leaders
EIFL will participate in the 6th Africa Forum, Africa’s premiere conference for blindness activists and leaders

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Event Date: 04 Oct 2015 - 08 Oct 2015
Kampala, Uganda

The 6th Africa Forum that takes place in Kampala, Uganda from 4-8 October 2015 promises to be one the largest-ever gathering of the blindness community on the continent of Africa. Organized by the Institutional Development Program, that supports the work of the World Blind Union (WBU) and the African Union of the Blind (AFUB), the Forum offers an opportunity to learn, network and support the future of disability advocacy in Africa.

Awa Cissé Diouf, EIFL's Copyright Coordinator in Sénégal is involved in two events on 8 October 2015 when the theme of the day is 'Strengthening Partnerships for Sustainable Development'. Awa will give a presentation entitled 'Le Partenariat COBESS, SIGHTSAVERS et AAS En Vue De La Ratification Du Traité De Marrakech Par Le Sénégal' (The COBESS Partnership, Sightsavers and AAS in support of Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired and otherwise Print Disabled) during a panel session on 'Increasing the Role of Libraries in Access to Information'. In addition, she will take part in an interactive workshop with the title "Tackling the Book Famine in Africa – How the Marrakesh Treaty Works". The objective is to share experience of advocacy and to encourage ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty by the government of Sénégal.

Notes: COBESS is the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l' Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal. AAS is Amitiés des Aveugles du Sénégal.