AfricanLII,a regional coordinating body for all LII'S in Africa, has been able to host a 5 days workshop in Rosebank, Johannesburg whre Coordinators from Seychelles,Sierra Leone and Swaziland were invited to paricipate.It is worth mentioning that participation in this workshop has been a worthwhile experience as coordinators were taught on understanding drupal that came with practical exercises. More knowledge on MNC's (Medium Neutral Citations), the different formats to be made available on the website and why they are necessary.These section of the programme was facilitated by Kerry Anderson.
Effective and much developed proceedures on uploading data were explained to the participants,The importance of identifying and managing stakeholder expectations, unlocking source institution work flows and maximising networks was further explained.Participants had an opportunity to merge ideologies and synergies with their facilitators on numerous strategies that can be explored in creating self sustainance of LII's. Drawing up of content and business development plans was an extension of the fully packed programme, which topic was presented by Mr Tererai Mafukidze, together with Mariya Badeva-Bright on topics such as the rolling out of susutanability,initiatives and building of LII community.
SwaziLII together with LesothoLII were fortunate to be chosen as LII'S that would receive a Freedom Toaster gadget donated to it by Freedom House. This gadget is used for uploading electronic content and it efficient for an evironment that lacks efficient floe of internet. It is stored in a central place where it can be easily accessed and all information uploaded is automatically channeled to the relevant folders. We take such a opportunity to thank Our Government who through the judicairy has been able to afford this project an opportunity to grow by allowing AfricanLII to take us through the paces until we reach stages of other developed LII'S. The massive support it has tendered through the Judiciary in terms of resources and infrastructure needed to carry this project through. Much thanks are given to The Honourable Chief Justice who is PATRON of the project for his continued support.