PROGRAMME OF THE 20TH APLESA PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING AND CONFERENCE 2023

Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
27 – 31 May, 2023
Theme: “Parliament Library and Research Services: An interface for knowledge driven Macro Economic Growth.”

Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls

Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Arrival of Executive Committee and Local organizing Committee

Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Executive committee meeting

Thursday, 25 May 2023
Pre-Conference meeting of the APLESA Executive Committee and Zimbabwe Organizing Committee

FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2023: PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING: POST ACADEMIC LIFE AND PRODUCTION OF QUALITY RESEARCH (Friedrich Naumann Foundation, FNF)
TIME EVENT RESPONSIBILITY
0800- 0830 hrs Registration of participants at the venue APLESA Admin
0830 – 0845 hrs Introductions APLESA SG
0845 – 0930 hrs IFLAPARL Action Plan: Virtual APLESA
0930 – 1000 hrs Discussion APLESA
1000 – 1030 hrs BREAK ALL
1030 – 1630 hrs Post academic life and production of Quality Research by Prof Ngulube, UNISA
Dr. Munyoro
1030- 1230 hrs Presentation Facilitator
1230- 1300 hrs Discussions Facilitator
1300 – 1400 hrs Lunch
1400 – 1430 hrs Presentation Facilitator
1430 – 1500 hrs Activity Facilitator
1500 – 1600 hrs Discussion Facilitator

SATURDAY, 27 MAY 2023: CONFERENCE OPENING DAY

TIME EVENT RESPONSIBILITY
0800 – 0830 hours Registration APLESA Admin
0830 – 1000 hrs….
(10mins each) APLESA Member Countries Reports (Alphabetically, see separate list) Moderator -SG
1000 – 1030 hrs TEA BREAK
1030 – 1300 hrs……… APLESA Member Countries Reports (continued)
1300 – 1400 hrs LUNCH ALL
1400 – 1530 hrs APLESA Member Countries Reports Feedback / Discussions on Country Reports
1500 – 1530hrs TEA BREAK
1530 – 1550hrs The role of ICTs in the provision of information for sustainable development in informal settlements in Zimbabwe / Dr. N. Pasipamire
Ms. Pearl
1550 – 1600hrs Discussion
1600 hrs End of day 2

SUNDAY, 28 May 2023
TIME EVENT RESPONSIBILITY
0800 – 0830 hrs Registration APLESA Admin
0830 – 0840 hrs Arrival of Guest of Honour Protocol/Security
0840 – 0850 hrs National Anthem by Baobab Primary School Protocol
0850 – 0900 hrs Introduction of Delegates CoP
0900 – 0910 hrs Min of Provincial Affairs and Devolution / Mayor CoP
0945 – 1015 hrs Welcome Remarks by APLESA President CoP
0950- 1000 hrs Entertainment by Baobab Primary School CoP
1015 – 1100 hrs Keynote address and Official Opening of the Conference by the Guest of Honour, Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Zimbabwe, Hon T. Gezi CoP
1100- 1105 hrs Vote of thanks by APLESA President APLESA President
GROUP PHOTO PR
1105 – 1130 hrs TEA BREAK ALL
1130 – 1200 hrs Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments 38th Pre-conference, 17-18 August 2023: The Hague, The Netherlands – Clip by Chair IFLA/PARL APLESA SG
1200 – 1220 Role of the library in a dynamic society / Social responsibility (Footage) by Ms Chikomo. M APLESA SG
1300 – 1400 hrs LUNCH
1400 – 1630 hrs Presentation of Donations (see mini program) APLESA /MC
1900 hrs Welcome dinner (OLD MUTUAL) PR

MONDAY, 29 May 2023
DATE EVENT RESPONSIBILITY
0800 – 0830 hrs Registration Conference Admin
0900 – 0940 hrs Instituting Library Repositories: A Case of DSPACE by Mr. Ndhlovu APLESA Moderator
0940 – 1000 hrs EBSCOhost presentation /Press reader APLESA Moderator
1000 – 1030 hrs TEA BREAK ALL
0940 – 1000 hrs Discussion APLESA moderator
1000 – 1030 hrs TEA BREAK ALL
1030- 1050 HRS eBooks: Issues, Challenges, Procurement Policies and Procedures by Mr. L. Chikwanha APLESA Moderator
1050 – 1120 hrs APLESA Communication Strategy presentation by Dr. Munyoro APLESA SG
1120 – 1220 hrs Group activity on APLESA Communication strategy APLESA Moderator
1220 – 1300 hrs Group reports on APLESA Communication strategy (contd)
1300 – 1400 hrs LUNCH ALL
1400 – 1500 hrs Group reports on APLESA Communication strategy (continued) APLESA Moderator
1500 – 1530 hrs TEA BREAK
1530- 1700 hrs APLESA Communication strategy (continued) APLESA Moderator
1700 – 1730 hrs Vote of Thanks APLESA President

TUESDAY, 30 May 2023
DATE EVENT RESPONSIBILITY
0900 hours -1800 hrs Excursions Day (Separate information provided) Protocol/PR

WEDNESDAY, 31 May 2023
DATE EVENT RESPONSIBILITY
0900 – 1500 hrs GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING (AGM): Refer to separate program SG
1900…. Farewell Dinner & Presentation of certificates Protocol / PR

Thursday, 1 June 2023
Postmortem meeting: APLESA EXCOM and Local Organising Committee

Friday, 2 June 2023
APLESA Executive Committee meeting

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