• 2nd IASSIST West Africa Workshop
  •    4th- 7th October 2022
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria


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IASSIST Africa Pilot Research Grant Deadline: 15th Feb, 2023 >>click for details


IASSIST in collaboration with the University of Ibadan will be hosting 2nd IASSIST West Africa Regional Workshop at University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

  • Keynote Speakers

    Prof Sandra Canon (President IASSIST),

    Prof Wole Olatokun (University of Ibadan),

    Prof Mandla Ntombela (IASSIST, Southern Africa)

  • Theme

    Data Literacy and the Fourth industrial revolution

  • Venue

    Conference Centre (Opposite Chapel of Resurrections) University of Ibadan, Nigeria

  • DATE

    4th – 7th October 2022

  • a)

    Provide opportunities for collegial exchange of sound professional practices

  • b)

    Promote international exchange and capacity

  • c)

    Foster and promote a network of excellence for data service delivery

  • d)

    Advance infrastructure in the social sciences


    IASSIST Africa Pilot Research Grant

    The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) cordially invites interested IASSIST African members to apply for the above research grant. IASSIST is an international organization that provides professional development, communication and conferences for data librarians, archivists, and social science aligned information specialists. IASSIST further supports young and mid-career professionals to recognize the value of new and innovative ideas of data in the social sciences, who may not otherwise have the funding to travel.

    This research grant will facilitate 2 African IASSIST members to conduct a regional research in Data literacy, Data Science and Data management in Africa. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of data management issues in Africa. The findings of this study will to be published in the IQ and presented at the IASSIST Annual Conference scheduled to take place in Philadelphia in from 30th May to 2nd June 2023

    The research grant is supposed to cater for resources that will go into design of the studies, field data collection, data analysis experts and support during report writing.

    Grant Offer
    – $500
    – Air ticket and registration to present at IASSIST Conference in Philadelphia in May 2023

    Please be aware that this funding is not intended to cover the entire cost of the research project. The applicant’s home institution may provide some level of financial support to supplement on IASSIST’s research grant.  Strong preference will be given to first time applicants and applicants from those countries currently with insufficient representation at IASSIST. Only fully completed applications will be considered.

    – Must be a paid up member of IASSIST
    – Should possess a Research Concept of five pages detailing the research problem, aim, objectives, justification, methodology, budget and work plan.
    – The applicant must be willing to share their data literacy experience at the IASSIST Annual Conference – The applicant must be eligible to obtain a USA visa for travel.
    – The applicant must declare that she/he is able to fund all other costs beyond the grant that are involved in conducting the study, attending the Conference, e.g. all other hotel, travel and subsistence expenses NOT covered by the Grant.
    All those interested and possess the above can apply through this link [https://forms.gle/kcEh4uBEdNbzJZ4R8]
    To become a Member of IASSIST Click on this LINK

    The deadline for responding to this call is 15th February, 2023
    What is expected from the research grant holders?

    The successful candidates will be required to conduct an expedited study where they will have to test the data collection tools, collect data, analyze it, write a conference paper and present it at the IASSIST Annual Conference in Philadelphia in May 2023. Successful applicants will also be expected to be onsite at the Conference and participate actively throughout its duration, including attendance to the IASSIST business meeting. They may also be required to take part in publicity events during the conference.
    After the conference, the awardees will be required to write an article on the conducted research project and publish it in the IASSIST IQ. The article must be submitted within 3 months after the end of the Annual Conference

     All applicants will receive notification of award status no later than 1st March 2023.
     Please note : This research grant is possible because of the generous sponsorship by IASSIST. IASSIST
    sponsors want to offer the research grant applicants an opportunity to receive information announcements of their products and services. If you do not wish to have your contact details shared, please indicate your preference in your submission document.

  • Prof Abiola Abioye
  • 8

    Issues with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Development Programs.

  • 1

    Data Literacy and considerations for industrial development.

  • 7

    AI , Robotics, Data Literacy and Wealth of Modern Nations

  • 6

    Data literacy and tertiary education

  • 2

    Fourth Industrial Revolution : Readiness and Future Considerations

  • 3

    Data collection and preservation.

  • 4

    Data protection legislations

  • 5

    Indigenous Knowledge : Data literacy and factors of production management.

  • Olatunbosun Obileye

    IITA, Ibadan

  • Adetoun Adebisi Oyelude

    KDL, University of Ibadan (IASSIST – West Africa)

  • Prof Abiola Abioye

    University of Ibadan

Planning Committee Members

Akullo Winny Nekesa

IASSIST Africa Regional Secretary

Head, Library and Documentation Centre (PPDA - Uganda)

Prof Constant Okello – Obura

Chairperson, IASSIST Africa Chapter

Dean - East Africa School of Library and Information Science. Makerere University, Uganda

Adetoun Oyelude

IASSIST(West Africa)

Deputy University Librarian University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr. Chifundo Kanjala

IASSIST Southern Africa

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Malawi

2021 Workshop in Pictures

Prof Sandra receives an award

Group photo

Organising Committee with Guest of honor