Intellectual Property and Information rights/related laws

Event Date:

March 24, 2021

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:


  • 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

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. Paul K. Kaindo, Senior Legal Officer, Kenya Copyright Board, Kenya | Topic: Copyright and related rights in the digital environment
  2. Antony Sisa Mbayaki, Technological Transfer Officer, Moi University, Kenya | Topic: National Management of Intellectual Assets
  3. Mr. Azeez Adeoye, Lecturer Department of library and Information Science, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria | Topic: Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in Digital Libraries in Africa
  4. Janegrace Kinyanjui, University Librarian Egerton University, Kenya | Topic: Copyright issues and libraries
  5. Anthony Byegon, Researcher, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization , Kenya | Topic: IPR and weak policy framework: Are fears misplaced or real?

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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Event Location:

Total Seat: 100

Event Schedule Details

  • March 24, 2021 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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