In this webinar, our speakers were, Peninnah Musangi of Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), Cecile Coulibaly of Universite Virtuelle de Cote d'Ivoire (UVCI), Owen Iyoha of Eko-Konnect and Lombe Tembo of ORCID
Lombe Tembo is the Grant Program Officer and Engagement Lead at ORCID. She is responsible for improving equity of participation in ORCID in currently underrepresented areas, especially the Global South as well as for growing membership and adoption in currently underrepresented regions whilst ensuring member satisfaction and value. She has a BA in Economics and an MA in Development Studies.
Dr. Penninah Musangi is the University Librarian and Director at Amref International University. Dr. Musangi also serves as the Treasurer, the Governing Board of Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC). She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of institutional repositories and open access policies in various universities in Kenya
Cecile Coulibaly is coordinating the technical activities of the Digital Library for the Higher Education and Scientific Research in Côte d’Ivoire as the deputy director in charge of the scientific commissions at the Université Virtuelle de Côte d’Ivoire (Virtual University of Cote d’Ivoire).
Owen Iyoha is the CEO of the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative. He oversees infrastructure development, capacity building and advocacy with the goal of developing all aspects of research and education network and its community in Nigeria.
ORCID is the persistent identifier for researchers to share their accomplishments (research articles, data, etc with funding agencies, publishers, data repositories, and other research workflows.
AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research communication. By enhancing the visibility of African research, we enable discoverability and collaboration opportunities for African scientists on the continent as well as globally.