DIRISA Co-hosting at the Pre-Icri Workshop

DIRISA in partnership with RDA and DST hosted a successful Pre-ICRI Workshop on Improving Data Sharing and Re-use in and for Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 02 October 2016.

Delegates from 29 countries gathered to attend this workshop and shared their knowledge, challenges and insights on Data Sharing and Re-use in and for Africa. During the workshop, plenary discussions were held to discuss among other topics i.e. Common and Key Issues on Data Sharing and Re-use; Challenges and Opportunities in Regional and Continental Integration; Global Participation in Data Infrastructures to Support Research Data Sharing in Africa and Actions to Consolidate and Accelerate Vibrant Research Collaboration in Africa.

The Pre-ICRI workshop was a great success, thanks to all our delegates, sponsors, partners and guests for their participation. We hope to see you in the next event.




The following presentations were made at the Pre-ICRI 2016 event:

Cameroon’s First Steps in Data Sharing and Re-Use
by Pierette Essama Mekongo, University Of Yaounde, Cameroon

Certification and Trustworthy Repositories
by Wim Hugo, Chief Information Officer: SAEON

Connected Regional Cyberinfrastructure in Africa
by Tshiamo Motshegwa, Computer Science Department, Faculty Of Science University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Data Sharing and Re-use in Nigeria: Process, Prospects and Possibilities
by Olusola Sokefun Lagos State University, Ojo Lagos, Nigeria

Data Sharing Issues in the Digital Humanities
by Jarita Holbrook, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Enhancing The Framework for Text Encoding and Representation for African Languages in the Digital Era
by Emmanuel Nguéum, University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Global PID systems, forms of Citation and Applications of PIDs
by Larry Lannom, Director of Information Services and VP of CNRI

Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI): The Kenyan Answer to Open Data – a Review from a Data Consumer’s Perspective
by Lawrence Nderu, Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya

MicroCT Data in Palaeontology
by Kudakwashe Jakata, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Principles of Dealing with Data and Data Organisations
by Peter Wittenburg, Technical Advisory Board member: RDA

Research Infrastructures; e-Research; Data sustainability
by Dale Peters, Interim Director: UCT e-Research Centre

Sharing and reusing data in Africa: Practices and perceptions from Cameroon
by Gratien Atindogbe, University of Buea, Cameroon

Space Science Data: Acquisition Sharing and Retrieval Systems
by Esther Eduok, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Strengthening Networks and Mechanisms for Access and Exchange of Ocean Data and Information in Africa
by Mika Odido, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Kenya

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