UbuntuNet Alliance is implementing the AfricaConnect3 project co-funded by the European Union and the beneficiary NRENs. The AfricaConnect3 project seeks to unlock the potential of education and research through increased access to digital infrastructures and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this project, UbuntuNet Alliance invites proposals from librarians to submit proposals to participate in a one-day Open Science training collocated with the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Conference.

The training will take place on October 25, 2023 in Kampala, Uganda and will cover relevant aspects of Open Access and Open Data with a hands-on exercise on how to make institutional repositories Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (see FAIR principles, https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/).

Below is the outline of the training:



Session I

Introducing Open Science and the FAIR principles:

    • AfricArXiv OA principles
    • Persistent Identifiers: ORCID, ROR, DOI

Session II

Comparing scholarly repository systems: 

    • Archiving features 
    • Content curation and metadata strategy

Session III

Hands-on Practical (Please bring a laptop):

    • Upload, curate, deploy scholarly content
    • Taking charge of institutional bibliometrics


The Alliance will support 20 librarians by covering the cost for a round-trip economy air ticket, full-board accommodation, local transport and participation in the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Conference which will run from 26 – 27 October.


Interested librarians are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 500 words) here

Deadline for submission of proposals is August 4, 2023. Applicants will be notified by August 21, 2023.