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CIPESA is an initiative to help Africans to better understand the policy-making processes that affect them, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) and development. Its objectives are to raise awareness about key issues, provide useful information to assist African participation in policy-making, and stir debate by sparking discussion and convening productive gatherings.
CIPESA's mission is to increase the capacity of East and Southern African stakeholders to participate in international ICT policy-making. The aim is to promote the effective representation of African interests in international policy-making processes. ... [according to site editor's information]
Homepage of Colin Darch, presently Senior Information Specialist at University of Cape Town. Darch formerly worked in several other countries, among them the African countries Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. On his website, he offers his articles on different topics free of charge. The different topics are mostly related to Africa or "the South": Access to Information / Freedom of Information / Right to Information, Intellectual Property / Copyright, library science, Russia and Africa, politics, history and development policy in Ethiopia, Angola and Mozambique. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of the Nigerian University Libraries Consortium. This consortium mainly deals with question of access to online content (like e-journals, e-books, databases etc). Among others, you will find presentations held at a workshop on Open Access in Africa. [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of the South African Librariy and Information Consortium. This consortium mainly deals with question of access to online content (like e-journals, e-books, databases etc). Furthermore, you will find a newsletter. [editors ilissAfrica]
The African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project is probing the relationship between national copyright environments and access to learning materials in African countries. The project is looking at this relationship within an access to knowledge (A2K) framework -- a framework which regards the protection/promotion of user access as one of the central objectives of copyright law. This project, supported by Canada's IDRC and South Africa's Shuttleworth Foundation, and managed by the LINK Centre at the Wits University Graduate School of Public & Development Management (P&DM) in Johannesburg, currrently has research nodes in eight African countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. [according to site editor's information] Site has a news section and "research outputs" with reports on each country. ... [editors ilissAfrica]