Friday, February 26, 2021

IFLA Virtual Events - March


IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries SIG - Challenges and opportunities


Thursday, 4-March – 6:00-8:00 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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This webinar is on the topic of LIS education in Developing countries and the challenges faced by LIS education before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will highlight the opportunities that came out of these challenges. The webinar will include a case study on LIS education in Iran, where three speakers from different universities will share their views and experiences.



  • Dr. Hamid Keshavarz
    Information Science and Knowledge, Shahid Beheshti University
  • Dr. Rahman Marefat
    Information Science and Knowledge, Semnan University
  • Dr. Maryam Pakdaman Naeini
    PhD in Information Science and Knowledge


-Organised by the IFLA Library and Information Science Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (LISDEV SIG)



Strengthening Recovery and Accelerating Development through Informed Governments and Societies


Friday, 12-March – 12:15 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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Meaningful access to information can have a decisive influence on the ability of individuals and communities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. As a cross-cutting factor of development, it can drive progress across the board, enabling people to take better decisions, and seize opportunities connected to everything from escaping poverty to better governance.


This side-event of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will make the case for viewing information, including both access to it and the skills to use it, as a driver of recovery in the short term, and an accelerator towards UN 2030 Agenda success.  It will draw on the experience of libraries and others working to improve access, hearing about their work in providing this service during COVID, and how more can be done to realise the potential of information. 



  • Francisco Pisano, Director, UN Library, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Paolo Lantieri, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Raphaelle Bats, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Franziska Baetke, Komision Biblio2030, Switzerland

-Organised by the IFLA Policy and Advocacy Team as a Side-Event of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2021



Informed Citizens, Societies and Governments for Sustainable and Resilient Recovery


Tuesday, 23-March – 02:15-03:45 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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Governments, communities and individuals across the Asia-Pacific region will have many tough decisions to make if we are to achieve sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19. A precondition for doing this well will be to be well-informed. 


This side event, held at the time of the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development, will draw on experience from civil society, government and the research field to explore the case for a holistic approach to promoting meaningful and equitable access to information, and the challenges to overcome. It will look, in particular, at the role that libraries of all types can play in helping the region, and the world, to build back better.


-Organised by the IFLA Policy and Advocacy Team as a Side-Event of the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development



Be sure to visit IFLA’s Calendar of Events for additional details, and our recordings of previous events playlist located on the IFLA YouTube channel.

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