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17th/ Sept 2021 West Africa Webinar


IASSIST in collaboration with the East Africa School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) and Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Eastern and Southern Africa (APLESA) hosted the 1st IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop at Makerere University, Kampala,Uganda.

  • Guest of honor

    Prof Tony Olai, the Principal of College of Computing and  Information Sciences. Makerere University

  • Theme

    Data Literacy as a catalyst for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Venue

    Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda

  • DATE

    11th – 13th Jan 2021

  • a)

    Provide opportunities for collegial exchange of sound professional practices

  • b)

    Promote international exchange and capacity development

  • c)

    Foster and promote a network of excellence for data service delivery

  • d)

    Advance infrastructure in the social sciences

  • 1

    Data Mining & COVID 19

  • 7

    Trans Literacy in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6

    Trans literacy in achieving SDG

  • 2

    Data Literacy Integration into the Development Agenda

  • 3

    Statistical literacy

  • 4

    Research Data Management

  • 5

    Open data and open Science trends and experiences

  • 2.2 Countries Representation
    S/N Country No. of Participants
    i. Eastern Africa
    Uganda 37
    Kenya 5
    Tanzania 4
    ii. Western Africa
    Nigeria 2
    Ghana 1
    iii. Southern Africa
    South Africa 1
    Zimbabwe 1
    Malawi 2
    iv Rest of the World

    Italy 1
    USA 2

Our Team

Akullo Winny Nekesa

IASSIST Africa Regional Secretary

Head, Library and Documentation Centre (PPDA - Uganda)

Prof Constant Okello – Obura

Interim Chairperson

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

Simon Engitu

Interim Vice Chairperson

Asst .Director- Library Services Parliament of Uganda

Workshop Committee


Ist IASSIST Workshop Organising Committee

Workshop in Pictures

Prof Sandra receives an award

Group photo

Organising Committee with Guest of honor