eLearning Africa – the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa – will take place in Kampala, Uganda, on May 28-30.
This annual conference, under the overall theme Opening Frontiers to the Future, is a networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world. The conference enables participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities.
Florence Mirembe, EIFL Country Coordinator in Uganda, will present the results of the “Open access: knowledge sharing and sustainable scholarly communication in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda” project at the 'Network for ICT in Education' exhibition stand.
About the project
“Open access: knowledge sharing and sustainable scholarly communication in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda” is an EIFL project funded by Spider, the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions DSV, Department of Computer and System Sciences, Stockholm University.
The aim of the project is to raise visibility and accessibility of research outputs in three countries in Eastern Africa. The project builds on previous work done by EIFL in the region and combines awareness raising, policy work and practical training to promote, support and establish open access journals and repositories at institutions of higher learning.
This project will run until June 2014 and is implemented in partnership with EIFL-partner consortia: Kenya Library & Information Services Consortium (KLISC), Consortium of Tanzania Universities and Research Libraries (COTUL) and the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL).
In August EIFL will be communicating the final project results.