Welcome to Esarbica

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives



ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS XVIth ESARBICA Pre-Conference and General Conference-19th -20th July 2021 and General Conference, 21st – 23rd 2021 at Mozambique

Who We Are

ESARBICA was established in 1969 in Kenya. ESARBICA brings together individuals and institutions concerned with the creation, use, preservation and management of recorded information in Eastern and Southern Africa.

ESARBICA’s mission is the advancement of archives through regional co-operation. Consistent with the objectives of the International Council on Archives (ICA), ESARBICA is concerned with:

Esarbica Constitution

Esarbica Strategic Plan-2018 -2021

Member States

Upcoming Events

News and Updates

International Archives Week 2021

The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Archives will host the 2021 Annual National Archives Awareness Week from 09 -11 June 2021 in KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Archives.
A decision was taken by the International Council on Archives (ICA) that countries should celebrate Archives Week annually in their respective countries. The Archives Week promotes the importance of good record keeping practices and allows members of the public access to archival buildings so as to understand archival functions and services. This celebration of the Annual Archives Week is intended to promote the use of the archives whereby individuals become exposed to how research is conducted at the archives, what services are offered, processes needed to access classified information held by archival institutions, and how exhibitions are done using archival collections.

We Want To Hear From You!

#WeWantToHearYou, start #EmpoweringArchives by sharing your ideas!
Record a 1 minute video with your answer
Customize the templates available via Trello
Or simply type your answer on each post
We will be collecting the answers to share them with the international archival community during #IAW2021! Don’t forget to include the campaign’s hashtag and your country so that we can track all of your answers. “

Annual Report 2020

Did you know that the most important topic covered during last year’s General Assembly was the approval of ICA International Council on Archives‘s new strategic plan,” #EmpoweringArchives and the Profession 2021-2024″?
Check out the 2020 Annual Report to find out more: