Grants:Project/AfLIA/Wikipedia in African Libraries/Profile

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AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) is the umbrella body for the African Library sector. The mission of the organization is to empower African librarians and information professionals with skills that can transform lives and communities as well as drive the global and continental development Agenda. Professionalism, inclusiveness, innovativeness and creativity, transparency and accountability and access to information as a basic human right are the core values of AfLIA. Founded in 2013, the organization operates from it's headquarters in Accra, Ghana and has members spread all over Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa.[1]

Our Team[edit]

Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan[edit]

As the Executive Director of AfLIA, I have managed several projects in Africa and beyond including Projects from PLA-ALA and Global Libraries. I will provide financial oversight of this project.

Dr. Nkem Osuigwe[edit]

I am the Director, Human Capacity Development and Training, AfLIA. I have worked on different online training programmes of AfLIA as a mentor, content developer. I will work closely with the Wikipedian in Residence for the adaptation of he OCLC curriculum and course materials, deployment of the course materials online and enrollment of the participants.

Stanley Boakye-Achampong[edit]

I am the Research coordinator of AfLIA and a member of AfLIA’s communication team, I will be working with the Director of Training and the Wikipedian in Residence on Research and communication aspects of this project.

Doreen Appiah[edit]

I am the Program Officer of AfLIA. I will be working with the AfLIA Director of Training and the Wikipedian-in-Residence to keep track of activities and participants in the course.


Alex Stinson[edit]

I am a Senior Program Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation. I have been supporting projects like #1lib1ref and library outreach across the movement for nearly 6 years. I am advising the project as part of my broader support of Movement Organizers and Campaigns.

Felix Nartey[edit]

I am Community and Partnership Coordinator at the Wikimedia Foundation. I have been a coordinator for #1lib1ref for the past 2 years and have been involved library outreach for the past 6 years. I am advising the project because of my direct involvement and experience with library outreach and knowledge about working in Africa.