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PowerPoint presentation introducing the IAALD Africa Chapter presented at the Joint Conference of IAALD, AFITA and WCCA, 24 - 27 August 2008, Atsugi, Japan

PowerPoint presentation introducing the IAALD Africa Chapter presented at the Joint Conference of IAALD, AFITA and WCCA, 24 - 27 August 2008, Atsugi, Japan

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  • 1. Brief Introduction Justin Chisenga President – IAALD Africa Chapter
  • 2. Establishment
    • 21 – 26 May 2006, Nairobi, Kenya
      • More than 200 participants
    • Support from: CTA, FAO, FARA, ASARECA, CABI, Ministry of Agric., (Kenya), Moi University, ITOCA, KACE, IDRC, etc.
    • 26 May 2006
      • Executive Committee elected and IAALD Africa Chapter inaugurated
  • 3. Executive Committee
    • President – Justin Chisenga, Ghana
    • Vice President – Joseph Kiplang’at, Kenya
    • Vice President – Dady Demby, Senegal/Ghana
    • Secretary – Gracian Chimwaza, South Africa
    • Treasurer – Hilda Munyua, Kenya
    • Regional Representatives :
      • Dickson Baguma, Uganda (East Africa)
      • Dr. Hashim Abdalla Muhsin, Sudan (North Africa)
      • Elvira Timba, Mozambique (Southern Africa)
      • Rosaline Njike, Cameroon (West Africa)
  • 4. Priority Areas: 2006 - 2009
    • Based on the outcomes/recommendations of the Nairobi 2006 Conference:
      • Investing in agricultural information
      • Agricultural information communication and management (AICM) strategies and policies
      • Institutional repositories and Open Access
      • e-Agriculture
  • 5. Second Chapter Conference - 2009
    • 13 – 17 July 2009
    • Accra, Ghana
    • Theme: Towards Opening Access to Information and Knowledge in the Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Africa
    • Call for papers: http://www.iaald-africa.org
    • You are all invited!!!
  • 6. THANK YOU!
  • 7. Priority Areas