Intellectual Property and Information rights/related laws


  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and innovation
  • Management of IPR
  • IP and legal/policy framework: the case of African continent
  • Patents and copyrights
  • IPR and knowledge flow

Programme Time: EAT

Lead Moderator

Nerisa Kamar, Project Manager – Information Africa Organization (Kenya)

Keynote speakers

  • Dr. Jama Musse Jama, Director REDSEA Cultural Foundation/Managing Director Hargeysa Cultural Centre Somaliland
  • Dr. Elijah Achoch, Chairman of Siaya County Service Board, a Public Intellectual, Transformative Thought Leader & Change Management Coach (Kenya)

Speakers/ Panelists

  1. Antony Sisa Mbayaki, Technological Transfer Officer, Moi University, Kenya | Topic: National Management of Intellectual Assets
  2. Umara Bangura, Esq. Lecturer University of Sierra Leone/ED Society of Knowledge Management /Associate Brewah and Co, Mahiteh Chambers, Sierra Leone | Topic: The Impact of Patents and Copyrights in the Knowledge- Economy
  3. Anthony Byegon, Researcher, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kenya | Topic: IPR and weak policy framework: Are fears misplaced or real?
  4. Dr. Folorunso-ako, Adenike A. Principal Administrative Officer, Research and Ethics Office, Babcock University, Nigeria | Topic: Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Rights
  5. Marc Florent Esomba, Archivist and Documentary Engineer, The African Intellectual Property Organization, Cameroon/ President of the Association of Cameroon Archivists , Cameroon | Topic: The Territoriality of Protection and the advantages over the use of information

Workshop objectives

  1. To provide an opportunity for participants to understand the importance of Intellectual Property and Information rights/related laws
  2. To sensitize participants in understanding patents and copyrights
  3. To discuss Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and innovations
  4. To understand the importance of IPRs in the information flow
  5. To discuss the role of information professionals in enhancing IPRs
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Total Seat: 100

Event Schedule Details

  • March 26, 2021 10:29 am - 5:30 pm
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