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If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today - African Proverb 

Welcome to INELI-SSAf! That’s shorthand for International Network of Emerging Library Innovators – Sub-Saharan Africa. You’re now part of global network of library workers committed to developing and implementing public library services that improve the lives of the people in the communities you serve.

INELI, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, began in 2011 with cohort of 19 Innovators from 17 different countries. It has now grown to include a second global cohort of 25 innovators from 23 different countries and seven regional INELIs, reaching library workers on every continent.

logoOver the next two years you will have an opportunity to work with colleagues from around the world to explore new ideas, experiment with new services, and learn from one another. During three convenings, you’ll make presentations about library services in your country, learn about innovative services, and tour libraries in the host city. The online skills building modules will include recommended readings, self-assessments, topic-specific forums, and collaborative group projects. Only thirty-two people have been invited to be an Innovator in INELI-SSAf. We encourage you to savor this opportunity.