In October and November 2018, INASP, in conjunction with local partners, facilitated dialogue events in Uganda and Ethiopia to consider issues of equity in research and knowledge systems within the two countries and in the broader regional and global contexts.
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 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.
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 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.