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 report reflects upon and documents the ways in which the VakaYiko consortium has sought to establish and maintain engagement with government institutions at different levels in Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
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.
This document is a general strategy for policy dialogues and knowledge cafes to help guide the planning process and preparation of these events as well as the communication with partner ministries, carried out as part of the VakaYiko programme.
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.