Presentation at the Librarians meeting held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa
On 4 February 2016, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, Kenya hosted the Forum for University Librarians. This one day event attracted librarians from universities, UN Habitat and the World Bank and was attended by over thirty participants. The Globethics.net East Africa regional programme executive, Herbert Makinda, was invited to share with the participants a presentation about the regional programme and the Globethics.net online platform.
During the interactive session, the participants raised pertinent issues. One of them suggested that information and knowledge managers in their home institutions should use Globethics.net as a platform from which issues such as plagiarism can be managed. One other important issue raised was related to the fact that the programme is largely online, highlighting concerns that it may not be as effective in terms of exchanging information and networking as physical meetings are. In response, the presenter took up the issue of plagiarism and noted that it is one of the ethical issues in higher education, and that one way of managing it is to have all materials online for easy tracking.
He noted that Globethics.net is organising a Global Ethics Forum in June 2016 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland but before that there will be a pre-conference session planned to take place in CUEA and invited all to watch out for the call for papers. The pre-conference would be a good opportunity to explore the issues raised during the presentation further.
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