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.