Proceedings of Archiving Kenya's Past and Futures

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Okune, Angela. 2019. Proceedings of Archiving Kenya's Past and FuturesNovember 12, 2019: Nairobi, Kenya. https://www.researchdatashare.org/content/event-archiving-kenya%E2%80%99s-past-and-futures-nov-12-2019/essay.

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About the Event

This workshop held on November 12, 2019 brought together fifty researchers, archival specialists, open data technologists, and government representatives to think about the intersection between open data technologies, digital humanities and research data practices in Kenya.

The event ran from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM and was organized around an opening presentation by Angela Okune and Leonida Mutuku followed by three panel sessions which explored how diverse institutions have attempted to support student interests in research and archiving; raised questions about existing forms of scholarly knowledge outputs; and dove into the politics and geographies of data localisation and governance.

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Transcript: Opening Remarks at Archiving Kenya's Past and Futures

Transcript of Opening Remarks at "Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures: Stewardship and Care of Research Data" November 12, 2019 Venue: McMillan Library Speakers: Angela Okune Leonida Mutuku Initial transcript done by https://otter.ai and cleaned and edited by Trevas Matathia. Angela Okune 0:00 Maybe...Read more

Transcript: Panel 1 at Archiving Kenya's Past and Futures

Transcript of Panel 1 Discussion at "Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures: Stewardship and Care of Research Data" November 12, 2019 Venue: McMillan Library Moderator: Leonida Mutuku Speakers: Leah Komen Joyce Wangari John Osogo Ambani Njuki Githethwa Initial transcript done by https://otter.ai and...Read more

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Photos from "Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures"

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Panel 1: Promoting and Supporting Student Interests in Research and Archiving

This photo was taken of Panel 1 on "Promoting and supporting student interests in research and archiving" at the November 12, 2019 event on "Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures."

Panel participants included Dr. Leah Komen, Daystar University; Joyce Wangari, Eider Africa; Dr. Osogo Ambani, Strathmore University Press; and Njuki Githethwa, Ukombozi Library.

Panel 2: Expanding Forms of Research Outputs

This is a photo taken from Panel 2 on "Expanding Forms of Research Outputs" at the November 12, 2019 event on "Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures." Panel participants included Syokau Mutonga, Book Bunk; Tayiana Chao, African Digital Heritage; Esther Obachi, University of Nairobi Libraries; and Aurelia Munene, Eider Africa.

Panel 3: Data Localisation and Governance

This is a photo from Panel 3 on "Data Localisation and Governance" at the November 12, 2019 event on "Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures."

Panel participants included Phares Kariuki, Node Africa; Micah Rachuonyo, Kenya Bureau of Standards; Grace Bomu, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) - Strathmore University; Richard Nzuki Nzioki, International Development Research Centre (IDRC); and Muchiri Nyaggah, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI).