The TANDEM project organised a series of events – meetings and workshops – held at the National Universities Commission in Abuja, Nigeria on November 10-11, 2016. The objective was to raise awareness on the project objectives and activities, get the support from the policy makers in the region and trigger involvement of the members of the higher education sector in Nigeria and the West and Central Africa region in general, in the project’s actions. The events have been attended by around 30 participants.
We are very pleased to inform you that the TANDEM series of events proceedings are now available online! Here are the conclusions and outcomes:
- TANDEM National Awareness and Dialogue NREN Workshop
The main objective of this third national workshop was to raise awareness among stakeholders of NgREN about the need to do the needful for the participation of NgREN in AfricaConnect2.
It was also the opportunity to plan a one-day workshop with the consortium of Nigeria librarians.
- Joint Community and PODWAG Workshop
The Community workshop focused on the role of the NREN Focal Points. There was an opportunity for each Focal Point to report on the activities (Work Plan / Challenges). It also presented the Podwag activity. There was a brainstorming session to discuss how sustain the Focal Point network and Podwag concept after the end of Tandem project
These events are the third of three series of meetings and workshops to be organised during the project’s lifetime. The final event will take place in Abijan, Ivory Coast, on March 2016.