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IIM Africa announces plans for Information Management & Literacy 2019


The Premier Information Management Institute in Africa, the Institute of Information Management (IIM) as part of a bid in promoting data / information management standards and governance across sectors in Nigeria, is set to host the 2019 IIM Africa Information Management & Literacy Week, with activities lined up at different locations in Lagos.

The Information Management & Literacy week is aimed at promoting Information Management Literacy across cultures, peoples, educational institutions, organizations, policies, professions, initiatives, and nations. These include intergovernmental organizations, education institutions, technological intermediaries, development organizations, associations, NGOs, research groups, educators, media professionals, library, archive and information professionals, policymakers, regulators, and practitioners in the country.

The theme for the Information Management and Literacy Week 2019 is “A reformed and renewed society through information literacy”. This theme recognizes all the ways that information support organisations and institutions in effective governance, providing intelligence and analytics of functions and processes for effective operations, profitability, mitigation of risks, effective and judicious use of resources, knowledge preservation, and ultimately effective decision making.

The Information Management and Literacy Week is expected to provide several opportunities in:

  • Finding out about the wide range of services that Information Management offer.
  • Recognising the vital role which Information Management services play for research and education.
  • Recognising the contribution of Information Management professionals and organisations for the work outcomes in corporations, government departments, health care and other institutions.
  • Deliberating on the role of regulatory bodies/agencies and determination of their individual information needs, future and their approach to effective execution of their statutory responsibilities to stakeholders in their various sectors.
  • Emphasizing the significance of Information Management in the maintenance of our history and culture at community and national levels.
  • Recognising the importance of information services as providers of services for people who may otherwise be disadvantaged by their lack of access to information and services.
  • Considering the role which Information Management play in our local community, work, and personal life.

The forum will also serve as an avenue to assist regulatory agencies to identify information gaps, information management needs, and develop the required framework for effective data/information governance, setting the parameters for data/information management and usage, creating processes for resolving data/information issues and enabling regulatory bodies and other stakeholders make decisions based on high-quality data and well-managed information assets.

Activities for the 2019 Information Management & Literacy Week

The Information Management & Literacy Week is expected to commence on Tuesday, 7 of May 2019 with the opening ceremony  / Data & Information Governance Forum / Exhibition / Hosting of regulatory authorities through Wednesday 8 of May 2019 being the day 2 of the Data & Information Governance Forum / Exhibition. Sessions at the Data & Information Governance Forum, include Data /Information Governance for National Security, Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019, Data / Information Governance Framework for Regulatory Agencies, Best Practices and the Role of the Press in disseminating sensitive Information to the Public.

The event is expected to commence on the third day with Information Management Session for Schools (Secondary Schools, Polytechnics and Universities) / Exhibition. And the 2nd Edition of the Miss Archives Beauty Pageant on Friday, 10 of May 2019.  A Novelty Football Match is slated for Saturday 11 of May 2019, as the entire event is expected to come to a close on Sunday 12 of May 2019 with an historic maiden Founder’s Day / Presentation of the International University of Information Management (IUIM) and lastly, Records and Information Management (RIMA) Awards to deserving professionals in the Information Management Industry both home and abroad.

Stakeholders to be involved in this year’s IML Week include The National Pension Commission (PENCOM), The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), National Sports Commission (NSC), Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry Of Environment, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity, Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Federal Ministry of Power, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology, Federal Ministry of Works, Ministry of Defence (MOD), Nigeria Federal Ministry of Transport, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Federal Ministry of Finance, Service Compact (SERVICOM), Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Nigerian Police Force, Federal Ministry of Finance, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Debt Management office, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Industrial Training Fund, Natinal Agenocy for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Electoral Commission (INEC National Electoral Commission (INEC), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), National Council on Privatisation (NCP), National Planning Commission (NPC) National Examination Council (NECO), The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Nigeria Postal Services, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA), Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) , National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC)

Iganmu, Lagos, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) , National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) , Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACoN), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) , National Centre for Remote Sensing, Jos (NCRS), National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND), National Environmental Standard and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) , National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), and National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA).

About the Information Management and Literacy Week

The annual Information Management and Literacy Week formerly Records and Information Management Awareness Workshop, Awards and Exposition (RIMAW) which debut in 2004, featuring conference, exhibition, awards etc The event has been Africa’s premier and all-important event for the Information Management industry. It also serves as a very important opportunity for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of institutionalizing effective management of data, information, records, contents.

The Information Management Awareness Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across sectors and stakeholders involved in data, information, records, documents, archives and library management.

Government regulatory agencies, Service Chiefs, stakeholders and top players in various sectors, media houses (Newspapers / TV / Radio Stations) will be attending the 2019 edition of the event.


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