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Title:Papers presented to the SCOLMA annual conference 2003, 'Developing Africa: NGO's and information for change'
Author:Stephen, JuneISNI
Year:2003
Periodical:African Research and Documentation
Issue:93
Pages:3-38
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:information management
NGO
2002
information
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The 41st annual conference of SCOLMA, Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa, held in London on 14 May 2003 was on the theme of development information, with presentations by NGO information professionals on the resources held by their respective organizations and their potential. The organizations included Oxfam (Great Britain) (contribution by June Stephen), the Intermediate Technology Development Group - ITDG, which is exploring the ways in which information and communication technologies can be used to share and disseminate knowledge, as illustrated through three examples in Africa involving radio, video and a mobile information centre (Sandra Gibson), Healthlink Worldwide and the development of local health information resource centres in Tanzania coordinated through Source (Sarah Hammond and Victoria Richardson) and Amnesty International and information for human rights activism (Noel Treacy). There was also a presentation on sources of information used by people making decisions about who should and who should not be granted asylum in the United Kingdom (Louise Pirouet). Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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