|Mr. Adonia Katungisa Adonia is a professional Librarian, administrator,Library and Information Science (LIS) trainer/ Lecturer with a working experience of more than 20 years. Currently, he is working at the National Library of Uganda as the Director and a Part-Time Lecturer for LIS Program at Kyambogo University (1999 –to- date.
He holds a Master’s degree of Science in Information Science (MUK), 2005; a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (MUK) 2001 and a Bachelor’s degree of Library and Information Science (MUK) 1997. Adonia attended a 1 year African Leadership Academy (AfLAc), a leadership training Programme for African Middle Library Managers-organized and run by African Library and Information Association(AFLIA) He previously worked as the Deputy Director at the National Library of Uganda for a period of 8 years (2010 – 2018)- He was deputizing the Director and was in charge of Human Resource, an Assistant Librarian at Kyambogo University Library Service for 10 Years (2000 – 2010). He also 3worked as a School Librarian (1997-1999) at St. Henry’s College Kitovu Masaka. Mr. Katungisa was also a member of the Memory of the World (MoW) committee of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (2012). He has served on several other information and knowledge programmes including being a member of the Uganda in- country Committee of the Documentation and Research Project on Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), between 2012- 2015; a member of the Steering Committee of the Civic Education Resource Centre Project that was implemented by Uganda Projects implementation & Management Consultancy (UPIMAC)(2012 – 2016). He also served as a member on the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Standing Committee on ICT and Library Resources (2008-2010); and a committee member for the Kyambogo University Procurement committee for Information Materials (2008-2010)
|Flavio Bonifacio has carried out research in the socio-economic field and has worked in the field of data analysis and data science since the late seventies. He has dealt with problems regarding the school system by publishing several books and articles on the subject (Misurare il successo nel Sistema scolastico Italiano (Measuring success in the Italian school system), Harmattan, 2010, is just one of them).
He designed the model for forecasting students flows and teachers needs in the various school levels for the Piedmont Region. He has dealt with research methods and quantitative analysis problems (Numbers, Iassist Quarterly, year 33, n.3, 2010 and is skilled in carrying out surveys, from data gathering to data analysis. He currently leads Metis Ricerche, a private agency located in Turin, Italy, and is project manager of the Master in Data Analysis for Business Intelligence and Data Science designed and conducted by Metis Ricerche in collaboration with the University of Turin.Since early eighties one of his major interest is addressed to data documentation, preservation, sharing and reuse. Flavio Bonifacio is member of IASSIST organisation. News for Metis
|David Kofi Dokli||David Kofi Dokli is a Ghanaian public servant who has experience spanning over decades in farmer data management, reporting and agricultural extension work. He works with the Local Government Service of Ghana of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD). Mr. Dokli is the District Director of Agriculture (Head of Department of Agriculture) of the Asuogyaman District Assembly, one of the 275 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) of Ghana. Mr. David Kofi Dokli had a stint with academia as he taught various Crop Science courses and was Vice Principal at the Damongo Agricultural College of the Human Resources Development and Management Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture where his outfit, which provides free agricultural extension services to farmers, was until a recent decentralization placed it under the MLGRD. As an Agronomist and lots of interest in research, He cultivates crops such as vegetables in the backyard and maize in the urban and peri-urban settings and takes agronomic data, notably on harvested produce. David Kofi Dokli is a beneficiary to a lot of worldwide free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) organized by the UNFAO and many other organizations, which placed him in such alumni emailing groups. Such MOOC include: Access to Scientific Information Resources (ASIRA); and also Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agricultural Development. Mr. Dokli is also into poetry, songwriting and music (stage name, ilkod) with a 10-track album Conscience Salver. More details are obtainable in his Social Media such as Instagram, Twitter and three Facebook accounts|
|Donald Flywell Malanga is a Malawian, and a practicing Librarian with more than 7 years of work experience in academic environment. He received both his Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of Botswana and Mzuzu University, Malawi respectively. He is now a PhD student in Information Systems Programme at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interest focuses on Information and Communication for Development (ICT4D), Health Informatics, Digital Literacy, and Information Systems. Malanga is also a Fellow of Communication Policy Research for Global South (CPRsouth.org) and a Fellow of the 6th African School on Internet Governance (afrisig.org).
He currently works as an Assistant Librarian at the University of Livingstonia in Malawi. He can be contacted at +265(0)88458-2240, Emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Eric is currently the Chief Librarian of YMCA Comprehensive Institute Kampala and LIS trainer in Uganda. He is a progressive library administration professional, skilled in building and developing the library into a fundamental constituent of university education and student academic success. He is a well-rounded and experienced copyeditor, author and presenter in conferences, seminars, and continuing professional development events across the globe. He holds a Master of Science in Information Science, CPD from University of Pretoria, professional certificates in Monitoring & Evaluation and Certificate in Project Planning and Management. He is also a PhD Candidate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is the public lead Creative Commons Uganda Chapter and a member of the Creative Commons Global Network. He is a multidisciplinary researcher with interests in: ICT4D, Indigenous Knowledge, Information Ethics, Library Automation, Library Digitization, Health Informatics, Open Science and OERs. He is also a blogger with experience in the field and has worked on various social media campaigns with a number of societies in Africa.|
|Esther Kyazike Ginda is a librarian by profession and the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC) Uganda which is located in Kawempe division, Kampala. KYC, empowers young people with information and soft skills for improved education and livelihoods through Information and education, ICT4Development, Community Outreach and volunteer and internship programs. Passionate about libraries, children and youth work, Esther has over 20 years’ experience in library and youth work and in March 2012 joined the Uganda Library Campaigners which is part of the Electronic Information For Libraries (EIFL) – Africa Awareness Raising Group (AARG) to work together with the rest of the group to advocate for the development of Public and community libraries in Uganda. She is currently a board member of Uganda Youth Network (UYONET), Uganda Community Libraries Association (UgCLA) and a member of Uganda Library and Information Association (ULIA). Esther’s professional goal is to contribute to sustainable community development through providing modern library service
|Felix Patrick Majawa is University Librarian for Mzuzu University. Worked as Technical Services Librarian before he became University Librarian. Obtained a Diploma in Library and Information Studies from the University of Botswana, Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Malawi Chancellor College and Masters Degree in Information and Library Management from Loughborough University-UK. Areas of Research interest include: Digital Library Management, Data Curation, Open Access and Social Media. Presented papers at different Library and Information Science Conferences in Africa.
He is also a reviewer for the Malawi National Council for Higher Education and has been involved in assessments for accreditation of both public and private higher education institutions in Malawi. He is also the Vice President of the Malawi Library Association and Vice Secretary for the Malawi Library and Information Consortium
|Isaac Olubisi Ajibola is a Deputy Director in the National Library of Nigeria, heading the ICT Division. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Science from the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), University of Ibadan.
He is currently a Council member of the Nigerian Library Association. He is the initiator of the Heads of Libraries National Workshop and facilitated it from 2008 to 2009. He is the first Chairman of the National Education Knowledge Network by the National Education Research and Development Council (NERDC). His interest is in leveraging information for productivity and thus consults in this area for both the public and private sectors.
|Joel Kitutu – Geo-Information Officer at Uganda Red Cross Society since July 2018. He has previously worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Survey and Land Management, Entebbe where he taught GIS, Remote Sensing and Topographic Mapping and Principle of Cartography for six years. Prior to that, Joel Kitutu worked as a Cartographic Supervisor at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics – GIS Division for two years in which period he was responsible for ensuring good data quality and adherence to standards by the mapping teams both in the field and office.
From 2008 to 2010, Joel has worked in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development – Surveys and Mapping Department, GIS section as a Cartographer in charge of producing socio-economic district maps to support local government planning. Joel holds a BSc Land Surveying and Geomatics from Makerere University, and is pursuing an MSc Geo-Information Science and Technology from the same University. He also holds a diploma in Geoinformatics from the Institute of Survey and Land Management, Entebbe. He holds various certificates in land management, advanced GIS, humanitarian mapping, among others. Joel Kitutu has also published a paper entitled Analysis of healthcare service delivery using geographically weighted Regression in the South African Journal of Geomatics. His research interests are in exploratory spatial data analysis and disaster management.
Johnnson has built over 30 years’ experience in research, statistics and statistical capacity building for both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection. He holds a Master’s Degree in Population Studies from the University of Ghana, a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Processing Information Systems from the International Statistical Programs Center of the US Bureau of Census, a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Uganda Management Institute, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics from Makerere University, Uganda. He was the Team Leader for the Uganda’s Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) while still working with a local Non-Governmental Organisation, Development Research and Training (DRT). He headed and coordinated many projects on poverty related studies and data generation exercises including the Community Information System (CIS) while still working with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) as the Director for District Statistics and Capacity Development.
|Judith Nyangoma Kasangaki, works with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, a data and information scientist. Her main interests are writing, commenting and audio transcriptions. So far, she has written two educative books namely; Miracles -Testimonies Everyday’ and ‘How to Keep Yourself Clean’.
She also comment a lot on political happenings. Outside professional work, she is a Rotarian
|Mayembe Nobble Mubanga is a librarian and teacher who has been in practice for the last seven years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Zambia and a master’s degree at University College London (UCL). Mayembe is a strong proponent of free access to online information resources especially in Africa where funding to higher institutions of learning is very erratic (Universities and colleges).
This is in line with the sustainable development goals. My master’s degree dissertation was based on the same topic of free access to online information resources. It is therefore important for all stakeholders to ensure that information resources are accessible free to the public in higher institutions of learning. Contact me on the following email for more information on this topic (email@example.com).
|Adetoun A. OYELUDE is a Principal Librarian in the Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She teaches part time in the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies of her University. She is a member of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), American Library Association (ALA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA). She is currently a Standing Committee Member of the Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARLS) of the International Federation of Libraries and Allied Institutions (IFLA). Her research interests are in Library Administration, Metadata Management, Gender Studies, and Indigenous Knowledge Preservation. She has published widely locally and internationally in these areas of research.|
|Onan Mulumba is an academic Librarian at Makerere University. Additionally, he is a Co-project manager for AHEAD at Makerere University. Onan is ex-Research4Life users’ representative on the Executive Council and Winner of Research4Life Unsung Heroes award in 2013.
He participated in some international programmes such as implementation of TEEAL-AGORA project activities in Uganda under ITOCA and the Digital Access to Research of the Technology Bank Project. He is a researcher in Agricultural information services, and trainer of information literacy and reference management. Onan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Information Science.
|Dr Peterson Dewah (PhD) is a lecturer in the Department of Records and Archives Management at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe, and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Information Studies Programme. He graduated with MSc LIS (NUST, Zimbabwe) 2008 and PhD (University of Fort Hare, South Africa) 2012.
His research interests are in knowledge management, records and archives management, Ethics in information management and indigenous knowledge systems where he has taught and published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr Dewah has supervised BSc Honors and Masters Students, and examined PhDs and Masters’ theses and dissertations in his years of university teaching and research career. Contacts Details: Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dewahp@ukzn.ac.za
|Astridah Njala Samupwa, Digital Scholarship and curation librarian at the University of Namibia, heading the digital services section, I plan, excute and manage digitisation projects. I graduated a masters in Digital Curation from the University of Cape Town. My overall goal/s is to place books in the hands of users regardless of where they are, as long as they have internet connections.
Thus far, I am working on a very interesting project called Namibiana, which is project that will identify, collect and digitise books that are written by Namibians or about Namibia, this will be an on-going project and I am exited to be the project manager for this.
|Tinashe Kuzuwazuwa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information science. She has over 5 years in the library professional and currently works as a Senior Library Assistant at Great Zimbabwe University|
|Professor Tom Kwanya is an associate professor in the Department of Information and Knowledge Management at the Technical University of Kenya. He is currently also serving as the Director of the School of Information and Communication Studies. Prior to joining academics fulltime in 2013, he worked as a consultant on public information and knowledge management. Some of the key consultancy positions he held include serving as a World Bank public information consultant seconded to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba; knowledge management consultant for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); public information specialist and team leader of the Public Sector Information Project for the Republic of South Sudan, Juba; communications consultant for the County Government of Bungoma; technical advisor on communication, documentation and knowledge management for Management Sciences for Health, Kenya; and a facilitator of a 5-day professional course on the fundamentals of organisational knowledge management on behalf of the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) in Kenya, Mozambique, the Gambia, Sierra Leone and LiberiaProf. Kwanya is a published author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, two university-level books, several conference papers and four edited books. He has also supervised and examined several postgraduate dissertations and theses. He has served as an external examiner of information science in six universities in Kenya. He sits in the Information Science Services Technical Committee of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).|
|Mrs. Tumuhairwe Goretti Kabatangare is a Librarian I at Kabale University. She holds a Masters of Library and
Information Science from Makerere University
|Pascal Byarugaba is a Professional Project Management Specialist with over 10 years of experience in program management and managing for results.
Pascal currently works as a Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at the SDG Secretariat, Office of the Prime Minister where he is charged with planning, monitoring and reporting on the national efforts for SDGs. He has previously worked for and supported International organizations including World Vision, Amref Health Africa and HealthPartners to establish and manage monitoring and evaluation systems for local and national projects.
|Dr. Lubaale is a Statistician/Population scientist with a PhD in Population studies/Statistics from Makerere University. He has strong Monitoring and Evaluation using both quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and a sampling expert. Dr. Lubaale is currently an advisor, Data management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Uwezo Uganda LTD; an executive member, Union of African Population Scientist (UAPS) 2015-2019 and re-elected for another term 2019-2023. Dr. Lubaale is a Research Fellow at Centre for Population and Applied Statistics (CPAS), based at Makerere University, a visiting Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Busitema University, Mbale Campus. Before then he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Statistics and Planning (SSP), CoBAMS, Makerere University where he lectured M&E, Research methods, Computer techniques and Data management/processing, Data analysis, interpretation and data visualization to Post and under graduate Students. He mined and authored the first article considering child mothers as a form of child vulnerability in Uganda using the 2002 Uganda Population and Housing Census.
Dr. Lubaale has over 25 years of experience in designing and implementing result based M&E systems for health programs, conducting project and program evaluations, surveys. Has conducted over 40 impact evaluations using quasi-experimental including Non-Equivalent Group Designs, Marching and Regression Discontinuity.
|Boye Komla Dogbe. Administrateur culturel, gestionnaire de projets de développement
et enseignant , Togo
|Dr. Chifundo Kanjala.Dr. Chifundo works for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine based at the Malawi Epidemiology Intervention and Research Unit.
His career resides at the intersection of population health research and IT. In this regard, He uses domain knowledge, quantitative and computing skills, metadata standards, and research as tools in developing, utilising and sharing data resources that are compliant with the widely recommended FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) data stewardship principles.
Over the past ten years Dr. Kanjala has worked in research, data analysis and metadata management roles at UNICEF and across multiple, Health and Demographic Surveillance System projects including the ALPHA network and the INSPIRE network.