The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) is an international organization of professionals working with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. IASSIST has a membership of over 300 from Academia, Government, Non-profit sector, Private sector.

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 Conference in Makerere University, Kampala,Uganda.

In this workshop, data literacy was aligned to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since application and utilization of quality data significantly contributes to the attainment of the SDGs. We therefore welcome research papers, posters and related presentations focusing on the different strategies that can be applied in using data to achieve the SDGs.