Workshop Speakers 2021

 

1. Adetoun A. OYELUDE

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. 

 

2. Adonia Katungisa

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)

 

3. Dr. Flavio Bonifacio

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 Ricerche at the link http://www2.metis-ricerche.it/

 

4. 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

 

5. Donald Flywell Malanga

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: donaldflywel@gmail.com  or dmalanga@unilia.ac.mw

 

6.Eric Nelson Haumba

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.

 

7. Esther Kyazike Ginda

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

 

8. Felix Majawa

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

 

9.Isaac Olubisi Ajibola

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.

 

10. Joel Kitutu

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.