On Oct. 26, 2020, representatives of the iSchools organization met with representatives of Information Schools at African universities for the first-ever iSchools Africa Day. The virtual session allowed these schools to learn more about the iSchools mission and goals, as well as guidance on how to apply for membership.
At this time, the iSchools organization consists of Information Schools at 117 institutions worldwide. This includes The College of Computing and Information Sciences at Makerere University, Uganda. It is hoped that events like iSchools Africa Day will encourage and enable more schools from the continent to join the iSchools organization, and benefit from the mutual support and sharing of best-practices that comes with membership.
A similar event is planned soon for South America. More information on iSchools South America Day will be posted to the iSchools Events Calendar when available.