Workshop Program

Workshop Program
           International Association of Social Sciences Information Service and Technology
1st African Regional Workshop
11th -13th January 2021
Monday, 11th January 2021
                TIME ZONE: EAST — East African Standard Time
08:00- 09:00 Preparation, Registration of workshop delegates
Main auditorium
09:00 – 11:00
Opening Ceremony
Opening Prayer
Remarks from the Chair National organizing committee
Music interlude
Speech from Representative of IASSIST Africa Regional Office
Speech from President of IASSIST
Music interlude
Speech from Vice chancellor/Guest of honor
Official opening of workshop
Official launch of the of IASSIST Africa Regional Chapter
Photo shoot/Media interviews
11:00-11:30 Health Break
11:30-12:10 Key note speech
Main auditorium
Chair: Prof. Constant Okello-Obura
Speaker: Prof Sandra Cannon – IASSIST President
Title: Data Literacy and SDGs a Global Perspective
12:10-1:00pm
Mr. Pascal Byarugaba
Data Literacy and SDGs:  A Ugandan  Perspective
Office of Prime Minister, SDG Secretariat
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
Theme: Data Literacy integration into the development agenda
Chair: IASSIST Official
14.00-15:30
15:30-16:00 Health Break
Isaac Olubisi Ajibola & Adetoun Adebisi Oyelude
Policy issues in data management and data literacy for sustainable development in Africa
Dr. Nkechi A. Idoko & Franklyn C. Azubuike
Approaches to Big Data Literacy Education in University Libraries, Enugu State Nigeria
Mrs. Tumuhairwe Goretti Kabatangare
Data Literacy as a Catalyst to Achieving ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs)
Judith Nyangoma Kasangaki
Data Dissemination by Uganda Bureau of Statistics
15:30-16:00 Health Break
 Special Parallel Sessions
16:00-17:20
Room 1
Poster session
                    Chair: Ms. Winny Nekesa Akullo                                             
Room 2
Sub theme: Data Literacy integration into the development agenda
         Chair: Prof. Yovani A. Lubaale
Esther Kyazike Ginda
Kawempe Youth Centre (Kyc) Contributing To Healthy Lives And Well-Being For All Through Community Health Outreaches
Joel Kitutu & Dr. Brian Kanaahe
Strengthening Protection of the Data Subject through Data Literacy: A Red Cross Experience
Cissy Akello & Dr. Dewah Peterson
The Impact of COVID-19 on data literacy in Uganda and Zimbabwe: A comparative study
Hosea K. Chumba
Enhancing data-driven healthcare service provision through organizational data-based interventions
Day Two: Tuesday, 12th January, 2021
08:00- 09:00 Preparation, Registration of workshop delegates
09:00-10:30 Key note speech
Main auditorium
Chair : Mr. Eric Haumba
Speaker , Dr. Albert Byamugisha, Board Chair, Uganda Bureau of Statistics
10:30-11:00 Health Break
Theme : Data Literacy integration into the development agenda
Chair : Mr Kagugube
11:00-13:00
Dr. Flavio Bonifacio
Differences in Data -Sharing Attitudes and Behaviours
Boye Komla Dogbe
Covid- 19 and its implications on data literacy
Tinashe Kuzuwazuwa
Data Literacy and development goals
Yovani A.Moses Lubaale(PHD), Mary Goretti Nakabugo (PHD), Faridah Nassereka (Ms)
Child performance in literacy and numeracy in Uganda : Mining Uwezo asssessment data to demonstrate the importance of maternal education.
Felix Majawa & Prof Ralph Hall
Establishing Data Management Centre at Mzuzu university : Anticipations and Aspirations of key stakeholders to the project
13:00- 14:00 Lunch break
Special and Parallel Sessions
14:00-15:30
Room 1
Theme: Research Data Management
Chair : Ms. Lois Nankya
Room 2
Theme : Open data and open science trends and experiences
Chair : Mr Simon Engitu
 Dr. Emily Jeruto Ng’eno
Research Data Management in Kenya’s Agricultural Research Institute.
Astridah Samupwa
The current state of Research Data Management Practices at the university of Namibia
Anajoyce Samuel , Katabalwa , Dr. Jo Bates & Dr. Pamela Abbott
Potential opportunities and risks of sharing agricultural research data in Tanzania
Edward Mukiibi
Examining the preparedness for Research Data Management practices in selected Health Institutions in Uganda.
Eric Nelson Haumba
Open science and sustainable development in Africa: For what and whose responsibility.
Mayembe Mubanga Nobble
Assessment of open access electronic resources : case study of institutional repository at the University of Zambia
Onan Mulumba
Open Data as a catalyst for research : establishing awareness among researchers and scholars at two leading universities in Uganda.
Joseph Mathew Mulumba 
The development of institutional repositories in East Africa countries : A comparative analysis of Tanzania , Kenya and Uganda
Special and Parallel Sessions
16:00-17:20
Room 1
Theme: Research Data Management
Chair : Dr Robert S. Buwule
Gilbert E. Mushi 
Research Data Management and services: Resources for different Data Practitioners
Dr. Neema Florence
Teaching research data management (RDM) programmesin higher learning institutions (HLIs): The case of Nelson Mandela African Institution of science and Technology (NM-AIST) Arusha, Tanzania
Prof. Tom Kwanya
Publishing trends on research data management in sub-Saharan Africa: a bibliometrics analysis.
Room 2
Theme : Trans literacy in achieving SDGs
Chair : Mr. Vincent Akuumu
Richard Asare , William Srekumah ,Maxwell Nyarko & Diana Dzrackor.
Implementation of performance management policy of the public services commission in Ghana, a case of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
Kagugube Lubega Johnson
Feasibility of achieving the SDGs on Sanitation : A case of Katakwi District , Uganda
George Garnett Makhalira
Malawi mititgates climate change SDG 13 by using data as tool for uplifting the livelihoods of the citizens
Cocktail 18:30-22:00
End of 2nd day
Day Three: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021
08:00- 09:00 Preparation, Registration of workshop delegates
09:00-10:00 Key note speech
Main auditorium
Chair : Mr Onan Mulumba
Speaker : Mr. Adonia Katungisa – Director National Library of Uganda
Libraries and sustainable development
10:00-10:30 Health Break
Parallel sessions 10:30-12:00 
Room 1
Room 2
Theme: Statistical Literacy
Chair : Dr. Robert S. Buwule
Deogracious Mutyaba
Standardize data to improve usability of Uganda data when reporting SDG performance
David Kofi Dokli
Studies of Typical Farmer Fields : Farming in Gonjaland of Ghana in perspective , maize field crops and assorted vegetables of Okra and cucumber in Backyard Gardening
Dr. Chifundo Kanjala, Jay Greenfield Arofan Gregory et al….
Implementation Network for sharing population information from Research Entities(INSPIRE) East Africa data hub
Theme: Data Mining /Data Literacy
Chair : Prof. Yovanni Lubaale
Mr. Donald Flywell Malanga
Developing a Data Literacy Program at a Private university in Malawi: From a stakeholder management perspective
Godfrey Timu
Data protection laws in Uganda : A look at the Data protection and privacy act of Uganda.
Dr.Harinder Pal Singh Kalra
Understanding data literacy and the SDGs from Indian trans literacy perspective and the possibilities for South cooperation
Award of certificates 12: 00 – 12:20
Workshop closing ceremony  12:20-13:00
Lunch Departure 13:00 – 14:00
End of the 3rd Day
N.B. Excursion/Tour around Kampala City on Wednesday 13th January 2020 from 14:30-17:00 at the delegates own cost

Conference Details

Local Host
. Makerere University
. College of Computing and Information Sciences (East Africa School of Library and Information Science)
. Association of Parliamentary Libraries for Eastern and Southern Africa