Library participates in setting up the NEPAD's resource centre

In the context of fulfilling the UN Library in Nairobi’s mandate “information for development…”, and in fulfilling UNIC’s mandate of partnering with the hosting Government and the Civil Society, the UNIC librarian took five days to help set up a Resource Centre for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Office in Nairobi.

NEPAD is a vision and strategic framework for Africa’s Renewal, addressing current challenges facing the African continent such as poverty, underdevelopment and poor Governance. NEPAD monitors and intervenes as appropriate to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals are met.

During the exercise, documents in the NEPAD resource centre were organized, a classification scheme implemented and brief training offered to the documentalist. The WINISIS software was installed and an electronic, searchable database “NEPADL” created. By the close of the exercise, the database had 20 entries. A report of the work done was presented to the Chief executive Officer, and a presentation of the database search to all members of staff conducted.