Dr. Sarah Kaddu from the East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS) has won a grant worth $15,000 (about sh34M) from EFIL. Dr. Kaddu who recently graduated with a PhD in Information Science from EASLIS will use the funds to further implement the findings of her PhD research to execute a project on the ‘Application of ICTs in Accessing and Utilising Agricultural Information by the rural women in Kyangatto, Nakaseke District.
Part of the project activities will include building a farmers’ web portal for agricultural information access and retrieval, electronic agricultural information reference services and user education to the rural women. At the end of the project, the rural women will be expected to have acquired information and computer literacy skills, be able to share their experiences with the rest of the women in the country by uploading their content on the created web portal. Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Kaddu and her supervisors: Prof. Kigongo-Bukenya and Dr. Florence Kyazze for flying the EASLIS and CoCIS flags high.
EASLIS is committed to producing high quality and competitive Human Resources in the field of Information Science, Records and Archives Management.
EIFL (http://www.eifl.net) is an international not-for-profit organization based in Europe and dedicated to enabling access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development in 47 transition and developing countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.