The African Union (through its' Library) and the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the objective of facilitating co-operation and collaboration between the Parties, to establish the arrangements necessary to ensure effective cooperation between the Parties in areas of mutual interest. Mr. Mesfin Tessema, Director of SPPMERM on behalf of the African Union Commission and Mr. John Tsebe, President of African Library and Information Association and Institutions signed the document.

The Objectives of this Memorandum of Agrrement is to:

  1. Enter into a reciprocal free of charge Agreement towards the development of African Information and Knowledge Society, National, Academic and Community Libraries, etc., with a view to enhancing delivery of the right information to the right person at the right time.
  2. Development of Library and Information professional associations as promoters and driving force for equitable access to information, knowledge, and innovative services in Africa.