Holding the 2018 edition of the ICA Annual Conference in Cameroon is an excellent way of evaluating mid-term progress with the 2016 -2020 Strategy for Africa of the International Council on Archives and of adapting the priority lines of thrust for achieving the objectives set. Cameroon is also the ideal place for raising the profile of the ICA’s actions on the continent. The potential advantages for the ICA include:

►The personal involvement of the President of the Republic, Head of State of Cameroon and his aura in Africa will be a vital factor in ensuring the participation of the 54 countries of the continent

►The possibility of attracting larger numbers of African members to the ICA

►The revival of the inactive branches of the ICA

►An ideal forum for ICA advocacy for the development of Archives in Africa

►An opportunity to evaluate the ICA’s 2016-2020 Strategy for Africa in the presence of almost all stakeholders and beneficiaries.