Eric is the Head of Department Library and Information Services of YMCA Comprehensive Institute Kampala. He was attached to the Agshare project, a methodology that creates a scalable and sustainable collaboration of existing organizations for publishing, localizing, and sharing of science-based teaching and learning materials in Africa. The project creates, shares OERs with academics and local agricultural content with indigenous farmers in Uganda using ICTs. He is also the Director of Information Management and Research Centre (IMARC) Uganda, a Carnegie CPD Program fellow 2014, a freelance writer with the Daily Monitor and New Vision Newspapers in Uganda, a blogger and ICT4D & Knowledge Management Consultant. He has vast experience in lecturing research methodology, records management, strategic management and knowledge management among other fields at tertiary Institution level. He is a renowned researcher in Uganda and African continent, authoring a host of academic papers and articles as well as presented at a number of local, regional and international conferences. He holds a BSC. Information Science and MSC. In Information Science from Makerere University, Uganda.
Joshua B Sperling
Dr. Sperling is a postdoc research fellow at the National Renewable Energy Lab, visiting researcher at the NCAR Urban Futures/Climate Science & Applications Program, and a lecturer at University of Colorado. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar and NSF PIRE Fellow. His work combines engineering, planning, and policy to address sustainability and resilience in cities / communities, globally
With more than 8 years’ experience in the Non-Profit sector, Owiny is passionate about the use of information and communications technologies for development. He has worked to foster the use of ICTs in governance and transparency, gender, agriculture and rural development. His recent work involved Advancing a gender sensitive approach to ICT policy in Uganda, Internet Freedoms and Women’s Rights Online. He is the Global Youth Catalyst – Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), Owiny is also an alumni of the 2011 US State Department’s funded Community Solutions Program, Alumni of the 2014 Africa School of internet Governance and was recently involved in the Internet Governance Forum, the RightsCon at the Silicon Valley and the World Summit on Information Society WSIS+10 outcome processes.
My career is dotted with business travel and exposure as an active member of various professional bodies, including recognition awards for innovative programs under my tutelage, some to mention,
- The agricultural program, twice was a runner up winner: Uganda Communication Commission as well as CTA Awards
- The Orphans & Vulnerable Children program, twice won Syngenta Annual Staff Awards
- Co-Authored two books in the fields Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME)
Scott Braden has worked to protect public lands for over a decade as both an outdoor educator and wilderness advocate. He has worked on both legislative wilderness campaigns as well as administrative protection efforts, including the recent passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act and Browns Canyon National Monument. Before working at Conservation Colorado, Scott worked at the Colorado Mountain Club, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Colorado Outward Bound School. He lives in Denver with his wife Karen and yellow lab Charley, but spends as much time as possible recreating on western public lands and rivers.