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

Objectives of the workshop

  • 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

Sub themes

  • Data Mining & COVID 197 
  • Trans Literacy in achieving Sustainable Development Goals6 
  • Trans literacy in achieving SDG2 
  • Data Literacy Integration into the Development Agenda3 
  • Statistical Literacy 
  • Research Data Management
  • Open data and Open Science trends and experiences

Countries Representation

  • Eastern Africa Uganda 37 , Kenya 5 Tanzania 4
  • Western Africa Nigeria 2, Ghana 1
  • Southern Africa South Africa 1, Zimbabwe 1 , Malawi 2
  • Rest of the World Italy 1, USA 2