EIFL has been working in Botswana since 2001. We supported the creation of the Botswana Libraries Consortium (BLC), and through this partnership, libraries in Botswana are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Botswana to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).
EIFL has been advocating for research funders and universities to introduce open access policies. EIFL has also raised awareness on library copyright issues through training and a support service that assisted with copyright questions.