(1 March 2016) IFLA implemented the Building Strong Library Associations programme with the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) from 2013-2016. The project commenced at a critical time for the country, as the government began a process of ‘opening up’ after 50 years, and concluded in 2016 as a newly elected democratic government took office. The transformational role that access to information and libraries can play in nation building in a new democracy became a key focus for the BSLA programme in Myanmar.
Under the BSLA umbrella, MLA participated in four workshops, a stakeholder meeting, regional activities with other associations, and partnered with the Singapore Library Association and National Library Board on book donations and training.
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