20 and 21 November 2007, Gaborone, Botswana

Day 1, Conference

ASSAf Report: A Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa

Prof Wieland Gevers
Executive Office
Academy of Science
South Africa

Session 1 - Open Access & Developing Country Research

Research Publication Policy in Africa and the Global Knowledge Divide

Ms Eve Gray
Honorary Research Associate
Centre for Educational Technology
University of Cape Town

If Only African Science Were Out There! Why Open Access Is The Answer

Alma Swan
Key Perspectives Ltd

Human Rights Implications of Open Access Models

Ms Amanda Barratt
Law Librarian
University of Cape Town

Session 2 - Open Access Initiatives

ASSAf Report: A Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa

Prof. Wieland Gevers
Executive Officer
Academy of Science of South Africa

AHERO : Harvesting for Access

Ms Allison Fullard
Research Librarian
Centre for the Study of Higher Education
University of Western Cape

Centering the Knowledge Peripheries through Open Access

Mr Leslie Chan
Associate Director of Bioline International
Toronto University

The Open Journal System

Mr Samuel Smith Esseh
University of British Columbia
The Public Knowledge Project

Session 3 - Intellectual Property & Open Access

Protecting Traditional Knowledge, Stimulating Research and Sustaining Creativity: an Intellectual Property Perspective

Mr Wend Wendland
Head, Traditional Creativity
Cultural Expressions and Cultural Heritage Section
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Geneva, Switzerland

Open Access and the Public Interest in Copyright

Prof Enyinna Nwauche
African Legal Studies
River States University
Port Harcourt

Social Justice and Open Access : An African Perspective

Prof Johannes Britz
Professor & Dean
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin

Day 2 : Conference

Dr Christina Lloyd
Head of Teaching and Learner Support
The Open University

Session 1 : Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories: Why they are important for African Research

Dr Hussein Suleman
Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences
University of Cape Town

Institutional Repositories: a new platform in Higher Education and Research

Dr Leo Waaijers
Manager of SURFshare
The Netherlands

Getting buy-in from faculty and management : the UP success story

Ms Monica Hammes
Asst Director
Scholarship Issues and Quality Assurance
Academic Information Service
University of Pretoria

AFRICA: Setting up Institutional Repositories

Ms Susan Veldsman
Electronic Information for Libraries Network (

Session 2 : Regional Overview

Open Access Initiatives and Success Stories in Zimbabwe

Mr Jasper Maenzanise
Library and Information Services
Zimbabwe Open university

Open Access means no walls : Moving towards Education 3.0

Prof Derek Keats

Open Access in the Balance: the future of scholarly online content

Dr Dale Peters

Publishing a Nutrition Journal in Africa : The case of AJFAND in Kenya

Ms Laura Agaba Byaruhanga
Rural Outreach Programme

Mr Dick Kawooya
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin

Session 3 : Access to Knowledge Movement

Introducing the African Access to Knowledge Alliance (AAKA)

Ms Denise Nicholson
University of Witwatersrand

Mr Thutolaganyo Thutoetsile
Botswana College of Distance Learning

Charles Batambuze
National Book Trust of Uganda and AAKA

Session 4 : Mapping the way forward