Eswatini Hosts ESARBICA Executive Board Meeting 2018


On 8th July 2018, Eswatini welcomed members of the ESARBICA Executive Board to the Board meeting which was scheduled from 9-11th July 2018. The meeting started with the official opening which was performed by the Minsiter of Information and Communications Hon D. C. Ndlangamandla and was attended by the Principal Sectretary and other senior governement officals. In his speech, the Minister noted that there have been significant developments in records management in governemnt. He reiterated that Records and Archives have an important role to play in the socio-economic and political devlopment of our countries as they ensure accountability; transparency and reduce corruption and loss of resources. He informed that the re-positioning of the Eswatini National Archives under his Minsitry has accelerated implementation of Records Mnagement Reforms, especially the implementation of Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS. He ended by appreciating the support by member countries. The official business of ESARBICA WAS chaired by the President of ESARBICA, Dr Paul Lihoma, who is also Director of Malawi National Archives.

The main agaenda items covered the Treasurer's and Editorial Reports; Member country Reports; hosting of the 2019 ESARBICA conference and update on the ICA conference to be hosted by the National Archives of Cameroon from 24th to 30th November 2018. For details of the 2019 ESARBICA coference will be loaded as soon as details have been finalised. So keep watching this space.

As part of the activities during the ESARBICA Executive Board meeting , members had an opportunity to visit both the Candle adn Glass factories in Eswatini. />

Pictures of the Board Tour

National Archives of Cameroon hosts ICA conference 24th - 30th November 2018

The National Archives of Cameroon will be hosting the International Council on Archives (ICA) conference from 24th - 30th November 2018 in Yaounde.Invitation letters have already been sent to ESARBICA Board members and preparations are on going for members who will be able to attend the historic conference, its frist time in Africa. ESARBICA will have an opprotunity to attend the Governance meeting before the official start of the conference where matters relating to the region will be discussed. The Conference theme is "ARCHIVES: GOVERNANCE, MEMORY AND HERTAGE ....

The conference programmes will cover Training on Digital Recordkeeping; Governance Meetings. For further detial on the Conference visit:

ESARBICA Board members touring the Glass and candles factories in Eswatini


2019 ESARBICA General Conference
Botswana National Arhcives and Records Services (bnars) will be hosting the 25th ESARBICA Confere from 9- 13the Septemeber 2019.. The Theme of the conference is: Archives and Records Management: Yesterday, Today and Tommorrow - Celebration of ESARBICA's Golden Jubille"