National Information and Library Policies in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals: the case of Uganda

NALUMAGA, Ruth (2019) National Information and Library Policies in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals: the case of Uganda. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 264 - National Information and Library Policy (NILP) SIG.

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Abstract

National Information and Library Policies in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals: the case of Uganda

Information policies support access to and utilization of Information for national development. In Uganda, there is no single library or Information policy but a set of policy statements to this effect. The paper analyses the various Information- and library-related policies that have been put in place to support sustainable development goals. Specifically policies scrutinized include laws that promote access to both information and the information infrastructure including ICTs, Libraries and education in line with the sustainable agenda. The country had progressed especially in universal access to education and ICT infrastructure. Other policies to guide innovation and its transformation into entrepreneurial advantage have been instituted. However, challenges remain basically in areas of funding especially for information support at various levels of the education spectrum. Gender-related constraints are still prevalent as well.

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