Connecting the Next 4 Billion

How can the post-2015 agenda make information work for everyone?

When

29 September 2015

Where

New York Public Library, New York, United States

IFLA will be represented by IFLA President Donna Scheeder

Description

Join IFLA, the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), and the New York Public Library for an evening reception to discuss why inclusive access to information and technology is imperative to meet the new development agenda, and how community spaces like libraries are already implementing this vision.

Location

The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10018
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres will be served.

Speakers include:

  • Donna Scheeder, President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director, USAID Global Development Lab
  • Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation
  • Kristin Lord, President and CEO, IREX
  • Gary Fowlie, Head, ITU Liaison to the United Nations
  • Myat Sann Nyein, Project Manager, Beyond Access and Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation

The UN2030 Sustainable Development Goals are prioritizing digital literacy skills and affordable access to the Internet so that more people are able to fully participate in the information society. Join us for an evening reception to discuss why inclusive access to information and technology is imperative to meet this new development agenda, and how community spaces like libraries are already delivering on this vision.

#Next4Billion

RSVP Required
Space is limited. Please respond to beyondaccess@irex.org by 18 September 2015.

Event, Access to information, Access to knowledge, United States, UN 2030 sustainable development goals, digital literacy

Last update: 26 August 2015