Open Access – what Eifl is doing in Africa

Eifl works in a number of African countries and others around the world. Working with libraries they provide resources and training to familiarise people with the open access resources which are available through the internet.

These are some of the projects described in their Annual Report:

Kenya, University of Nairobi. Provision of support to develop an open access institutional repository, so that research done at the university might be made available online to scholars wherever they might be.

Ghana, Volta Region.  Many schools in rural areas lack computers. It is thus hard for pupils to gain the necessary expertise in ICT that they need to go on into higher education. The Eifl Innovative Library Programme has supported the Volta Regional Library in travelling to rural schools with solar powered laptops and WiFi equipment. Basic computer skills can then be taught by librarians working with their teachers.

Kenya, Embu General Provincial Hospital, Eastern Province. EIfl  has held a workshop to enable doctors, researchers and health workers to use the open access resources.

Eifl: Electronic Information for Libraries is based in Rome, Italy.

Jean Shaw, Phi


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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