Building Capacity for Knowledge and Information Production and Sharing for Socio-Economic Development in Uganda (KIPS)
Knowledge Societies are only equitable if a majority of the people can use appropriate technologies for creation, production, sharing and use of knowledge and information resources [in all forms of intellectual life for educational, scientific, and cultural transformation] for socio-economic development.
To exploit Uganda’s exceptionally rich natural resources requires well developed information and knowledge management support. Therefore, Uganda needs to develop human capacity in knowledge production and sharing capable of contributing to poverty reduction and equitable and sustainable socio-economic development through access to and use of relevant information.
The capacity of library and information management personnel need to be developed and enhanced in line with global trends to realise rapid socio-economic development. The proposed programme entitled “Building Capacity for knowledge and information production and sharing for socio-economic development in Uganda” seeks to strengthen the research capacity in Library and information science (LIS) education to support knowledge and information production and sharing for sustainable socio-economic transformation and development in Uganda.
This goal will be met by focusing on education, training and research at Doctorate levels at Makerere University, as well as empowering research groups and supervision in partnership with local and international partners.
At the end of the five year programme, it is anticipated that:
- Staff research and pedagogical competence in LIS has been strengthened.
- The management of Library and information science education and research has been strengthened.
- Local and international partnerships and networks have been develop and strengthened
- Dissemination and usage of Library and information science research results for socio-economic development have been strengthened.