South Africa: The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa will, from the 24th to the 26th of August 2022, host the executive board of the Eastern and Southern African Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) for their executive board meeting that will take place at the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa premises.
The Executive Board consists of members from various countries in the region. They meet annually in different member countries to discuss matters relating to Archives in the Eastern and Southern African region.
ESARBICA conference and board meeting in Mozambique 2021 resolved that South Africa will be the host for the board meeting.
This will be a three-day meeting with ESABICA heads of the archives and office bearers.
The meeting will deal with matters about planning future conferences, training initiatives, and the organisation’s general business.
The Eastern and Southern African Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) is a professional body that brings together national archives, other information institutions and individuals in the region to discuss matters of archives, preservation of documentary heritage, records, and information management.
Since the formation of ESARBICA in 1969, it has made notable progress in several areas. It has been one of the most active members of the International Council of the Archives (ICA), and it had regular conferences with high-quality presentations from around the world and regular executive board meetings.
It is one of the 13 Branches of the International Council on Archives (ICA), formed in 1969 to carry out the aims and objectives of its mother body, the ICA. At its formation, the branch was known as the East and Central African Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ECARBICA) because its membership extended to countries in the central African region. Drawing from the objectives of the ICA, ESARBICA’s specific goals are to establish, maintain and strengthen cooperation between archivists; promote the preservation of archival heritage; facilitate the use of archival materials; sponsor professional training of archivists in the region and coordinate collection and preservation of oral history.
ESARBICA aims to be a leader and centre of excellence in archival and records management developments in the region and internationally.
The mission of ESARBICA is to ensure the advancement of archives and records management in ESARBICA through collaboration and cooperation, which is consistent with the objectives of the International Council on Archives (ICA).
The National Archives and records service of south Africa call on all media houses to work together to give the ESARBICA Executive board meeting coverage it deserves.