Workshop – Green Information Management for Sustainable Development

Date : Thursday 16 November 2023
Time : 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue : Richelieu Amphitheatre, SUAD Campus

This two-hour workshop will share preliminary results from a project being conducted at Sorbonne entitled “A Pre-study on Green Information Management for Sustainable Development. The discourse on sustainable development however highlights that societal development must meet current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. The study therefore aims to stimulate debate on the impact the management of digital information resources have on the environment. Governments need to embrace green information management, sustainable data stewardship strategies and policies to reduce social, ecological and environmental challenges. The presentations will be based on pre-studies carried out in Sweden, Kenya, the UAE and Zimbabwe.

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About the Moderator

Mr Hatem Younis has a remarkable 40+ years of experience in the Information Technology field, he is a seasoned expert whose career spans various roles and responsibilities in the technology sector. Notably, Mr Hatem Younis spent 15 years as an ECM Expert and Project Manager at The National Library & Archives of the United Arab Emirates, where he undertook a wide array of pivotal tasks and projects.
Mr Hatem Younis has initiated the currently running programmes such as Professional Certificate in Archives and Records Management, Bachelor in Records Management & Archival Science, and Master of Records Management & Archival Studies at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi


About the Speakers

Dr Proscovia Svärd is an Associate Professor at the Department of History, Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi. She is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Science, University of South Africa (Unisa) in Pretoria and she carried out her Post-doctoral Research at the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of South Africa, between 2016-2017. She completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. She has a Licentiate Degree in Data and Systems Sciences, BA and MA in Archives and Information Science from Mid Sweden University, Sweden and a BSc in Media and Information Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include; enterprise content management, records management, information culture, e-government development, public sector information (PSI) and Open Data, long-term preservation of digital information, truth and reconciliation commissions and their documentation processes, the role of archives in enhancing accountability and transparency in government institutions, information access and the link to democracy and development and New Public Management and its impact on the management of government information. She is the author of a book entitled “Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Information Culture Amidst e-Government Development.


Dr Forget Chaterera-Zambuko is an Assistant Professor at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Research Fellow in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa and Co-editor for Archives and Records Journal. She has 14 years of experience in research and lecturing in records management and archival science. She serves in the Archival Repatriation Committee for the Society of American Archivists. Her research interests include the application of emerging technologies in records and archives management, greening information, digital curation and displaced archives.


Dr Victor Kabata is a Post Doctoral researcher based at the Department of History, Records Management and Archival Science Programme at Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi. He is currently involved in several research projects namely green information management- the case of Kenya; an assessment of e-records readiness in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) among others. He has also been involved in other professional tasks including serving as a mentor for the International Council of Archives (ICA) new professionals programme in 2022. Further, he has published academic articles in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals. His latest article features in the Data and Policy Journal and focused on assessing the legal and regulatory framework supporting the implementation of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) in Kenya. Similarly, he has presented in local and international conferences such as the just concluded International Council on Archives 2023 Congress in Abu Dhabi. Just recently, he was taken in by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Standing Committee on Copyright and related Rights as an African Representative.


Dr Mehluli Masuku is an Assistant Professor in Records Management and Archival Science in the Department of History at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. He was before a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Records and Archives Management at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. He is currently a member of Team Sorbonne working on the application of AI to improve the health record, which is part of the InterPARES AI (2021-2026) Project. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as a member of Team Africa Research Group in the InterPARES 4 Project.

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