This article looks at a pilot project that was set up in 2013 by the UbuntuNet Alliance and INASP to work with National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in order to tackle the problem of the ‘last kilometre’ when accessing and contributing to global research.
This document provides a rapid review of the relevant literature on the research and knowledge system in Sierra Leone, and looks at the research landscape, higher education system and the extent of use of research in policy making.
This report reviews the Library and Information Science (LIS) Pilot Project in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, suggests ways forward and outlines what worked, as well as what might be improved.
A discussion about improving research access and communication in Sierra Leone, with a focus on a pilot project which is exploring ways of increasing awareness of the online research literature available and enabling researchers to make better use of it in their work.
In this case study, Agnes Chikonzo – University of Zimbabwe Librarian and Country Coordinator for the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) – discusses what it takes to develop a successful library consortium.
This is the final report of a three-year project carried out by Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras (UNAH), Sida and INASP that aimed to make a significant contribution towards the development of a sustainable research culture in Honduras.
This is the second in the Research and Education Case Studies series to be published and tells the story of the University of Zimbabwe Library which has progressed in building a digital library despite the constraints experienced during a period of national economic decline.