African workers on file
Stefano Bellucci and Andreas Admasie, our Collection Development staff members for Africa, have been setting up three digitization projects in Ethiopia and Zambia.
The projects aim to safeguard and make accessible archives containing rich source material on the history of work, workers and labour relations.
In November 2018 we visited projects in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dire Dawa (Ethiopia) and Kitwe (Zambia). In each case we are closely cooperating with local universities and societal partners. Jointly, we try to improve the inventorization and the storage conditions before digitizing. The digitized archives will be kept by all project partners involved, for future use. The IISH will make the archives available for researchers and has committed itself to guarantee long term safe storage of the digital files.
Photo on the right: Addis Ababa, 15-11-2018.
Mr Kasahun Follo, President of CETU and Marien van der Heijden signing the MoU under the watchful eyes of mr Meashu Berihu, CETU's Head of Foreign & Public Relations.