Eko-Konnect Repository Workshop and eduID Policy meeting

Obafemi Awolowo Room (Radisson Blu Hotel)

Obafemi Awolowo Room

Radisson Blu Hotel

38/40 Isaac John Street Lagos, Ikeja, Nigeria
Charles Uwadia (Chair, Board of Trustees, Eko-Konnect), Owen Iyoha (Eko-Konnect)

This 1-day workshop which precedes the annual Eko-Konnect user conference will be held in collaboration with WACREN and the National Institute of Informatics, Japan (NII).

The morning session will focus on the WEKO3 multi-tenancy repository and a data management platform for open access to research, teaching and learning materials.
The afternoon session will be dedicated to contemporary methods for providing the identity-based frameworks needed to access these research materials securely and protect intellectual property.  It will also include the latest updates on eduID.ng, the pilot Nigerian Identity Federation.  


  • Repository Managers, Researchers and Librarians
  • ICT Directors and Network Managers
  • Relevant National Development Agencies and Ministries
    • 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Eko-Konnect Repository Workshop
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:30 PM 4:00 PM
      eduiD Policy and Practice meeting: Policies and practice statements for the Nigerian Identity Federation - eduID.ng
      • 1:30 PM
        Introduction about SAML based Identity federation 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Kazutsuna Yamaji (National Institute of Informatics (NII))
      • 2:00 PM
        Introduction to the eduID.africa cloud service (IDaaS) 30m
        Speaker: Omo Oaiya (WACREN)
      • 2:30 PM
        Lessons learnt from the eduID.ng pilots 30m
        Speaker: Owen Iyoha (Eko-Konnect)
      • 3:00 PM
        Health Break 15m
      • 3:15 PM
        GakuNin experience 25m
        Speaker: Prof. Kazutsuna Yamaji (National Institute of Informatics (NII))
      • 3:40 PM
        Federation Policy and Practice Statements 20m
        • Interactive session