Dialogue of African Partners: Conference Agenda


Monday, January 7

Opening Ceremonies

  1. Arrival of Invited Guests
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. Introduction of Chairman, Guest Speaker and other dignitaries
  4. Chairman's Response
  5. Welcome Address
  6. Keynote Address, representative for Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi, Minister of Education
  7. Solidarity Messages
  8. Chairman's Remarks
  9. Vote of Thanks
  10. Closing Prayer

Panel 1

Partners' presentations:
Eritrea, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Site visits:
Ghana Book Trust
University of Ghana, Balme Library

Tuesday, January 8

Panel 2

Sabre Book Donation Programs in Africa:
"History and Practices"

Colin McCullough, Book Donations Manager

Panel 3

Perception of Book Donations to Africa:
"View from the Library"

Richard Arkaifie, University of Cape Coast
"View from the Classroom"
Joseph Jecty Asare, Headmaster, Presby Boys School

Panel 4

Indigenous Publishing: Options and Challenges
Yvonne Appiah, Executive Director, CODE
Indigenous Publishing: Options and Challenges
Eric Ofei, Afram Publications, Ghana

Wednesday, January 9

IT/Internet Training
BusyInternet Internet Cafe

Thursday, January 10

IT/Internet Training
BusyInternet Internet Cafe

Friday, January 11

Panel 5

Robert Amoako, Executive Director, Ghana Book Trust

Panel 6

Moving Forward
Database Presentation
Ray Gillespie, Sabre Foundation