This is a 3 day annual conference for Eko-Konnect institutions, members and interested parties from the wider research and education networking community in Nigeria to connect to activities and developments happening in the community.
The main theme of this year’s conference is “The Role of Library in Open Science and Open Access".
Day 1 will include presentations and discussions to address the roles library and researchers in the promotion and development of open science and open access through the use of networked repositories. Insights into how institutions can gain higher visibility in the global research and education space through use of repositories and connecting to the global REN will also be covered. Attendees will also be introduced the LIBrary Support for Embedding Nren Services and E-infrastructure project - LIBSENSE and participate in a survey covering issues that affect librarians as information custodians and repository managers.
Day2 will be continuation of the previous day's activity and conclude with the 9th Annual General Meeting of Eko-Konnect in the afternoon. Eko-Konnect members will be updated on the year's activities and feedback from members will be solicited on how to improve services and community engagement.
Day 3 will host the launch of the Nigerian Youth Internet Governance Forum - NYIGF. This is targeted specifically at Nigerian youth to learn about the issues of policy, usage and governance of the Internet so the Internet is used in a more informed and responsible manner. Participants will also be made aware of the various avenues and platforms that they can make their voices heard and influence policy and decision making. The Eko-Konnect Campus Technology Internship Programme - CTIP will be introduced to students in higher education institutions and the relationships it has with NYIGF. The NYIGF day is in collaboration with other stakeholders including the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum - NIGF and the Nigerian Internet Society - ISOC.