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Students from Open Access Nepal and Open Knowledge Nepal with EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma pause for a break during Open Access Week 2014.
18 Dec 2014
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
​“Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.” With this quote from Robin Morgan – an American poet and political theorist and activist – Roshan Karn, Director of Open Access Nepal, (...)
10 Dec 2014
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
“We have challenges, a lot of challenges in Kenya,” says Dr. Bessie Mukami, a general physician who serves at Embu General Provincial Hospital, a relatively large teaching hospital on the outskirts of the town of Embu in eastern Kenya. “You have, maybe, one doctor to 10,000 people.” A newly trained (...)
19 Mar 2014
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
"A lot of research has been undertaken over the years in Uganda and many seeming breakthroughs arrived at, however these have not been disseminated and subsequently have not added value to the lives of Ugandans," said Dr. J. C. Muyingo, Minister of State-Higher Education in Uganda. This revealing (...)
Open access team from the University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) in Senegal waits to speak to students during International Open Access Week celebrations on October 23. Photo courtesy of Mandiaye Ndiaye.
19 Nov 2013
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Open Access Week 2013 is a global event, now in its 7th year that promotes open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. The theme this year was "Open Access: Redefining Impact". "We are delighted to see EIFL partner countries actively engaged in holding a diverse number of events, (...)
21 Oct 2013
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
In celebration of Open Access Week 2013, we reached out to librarians and partners within our global EIFL network to answer a very simple question: Below are some of the responses. Senegal “The production of human intelligence, in terms of research results and knowledge, widely available to (...)