Development of a framework to assess completeness of Disaster Recovery Plans in RUFORUM Universities

In Universities and other institutions, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) is critical for today’s learning, research, business profiling and institutional management. However, sustainability of systems in place depends greatly on the disaster preparedness and Recovery Plans. Although most African universities have these plans, the implementation procedures are often not followed properly. The objective of this study is to evaluate the implementation procedures of disaster recovery plans in two RUFORUM universities, identify their strengths, weaknesses, and develop a generic framework for scaling up Disaster Recovery Plans and implementation procedures in these and other RUFORUM universities. The pilot study targets Egerton University in Kenya and Makerere University (Uganda) especially ICT Departments and Academic Registrars units.
Dans les universités et autres institutions, la technologie de l’information et de la communication (TIC) est essentielle actuellement pour l’apprentissage, la recherche, le profil d’une entreprise et la gestion institutionnelle. Cependant, la durabilité des systèmes en place dépend beaucoup plus de la préparation aux catastrophes et aux plans de récupération. Bien que la plupart d’universités africaines aient ces plans, les procédures de mise en oeuvre ne sont souvent pas suivies correctement. L’objectif de cette étude est d’évaluer les procédures de mise en oeuvre de plans de récupération du désastre dans deux universités RUFORUM , d’identifier leurs forces, les faiblesses, et de développer un cadre générique pour étendre les plans de récupération du désastre et les procédures de mise en oeuvre dans ces universités et d’autres universités RUFORUM. L’étude pilote vise l’Université Egerton au Kenya et l’Université de Makerere en Ouganda, en particulier les départements de TIC et les unités d’enregistrement des étudiants.
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Information Systems"