Strengthenening library and documentation services within the IGAD Mandate in the Member States Project Planning Seminar 31 July to 6 August 2000 ,IGAD Seccrtariat Djibouti :Status of Sudan library,information system and services||
Sudan is agricultural and pastoral country, covering a total area of 2.5 million square kilometers. It borders eight countries mainly IGAD states on all sides and it ends to the Red Sea..
Ecologically Sudan has a variety of climate zones which has great effect on the distribution of natural and national resources as explained in IGAD mandate which includes environmental protection, desertification control, food security, disasters and drought preparedness, water resources management, fisheries, agriculture and livestock production etc.. Also they were studied comprehensively in the national strategic plan for decade 1992-2002. The annual strategic report (1998) shows the high development and great expansion in management of these resources of the country.
All these individually and in combination have a great influence on information needs of people involved in diverse ways of development activities. It can constrain or support information generation, capture, processing and dissemination as well as the development of the related information Infrastructure and policies.
This paper will give general overview of current status in the libraries and information systems and services in Sudan.