CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES ON OPEN ACCESS: THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA PERSPECTIVE

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dc.contributor.author Onyancha, Ms Irene
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T12:21:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T12:21:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11528
dc.description.abstract The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, through the Division for ICT, Science and Technology, and in partnership with donors and other multi stakeholders, has played a significant role at national and regional level in facilitating development and fine-tuning of policies to improve the use of ICT application and promote knowledge access for socio-economic development in Africa. In addition ECA as an Open Access publisher contributes to a wealth of knowledge detailing on important research or decisions that have been made on the economic and social developmental aspects in Africa. This has been made available through the ECA Institutional repository currently containing 17,000 metadata records with about 11,000 linked digital files. Furthermore, ECA has established the Access to Scientific Knowledge in Africa initiative (ASKIA), a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community over an interactive online portal acting as a one-stop shop to such knowledge and associated information. Different modalities are proposed in achieving the goals of ASKIA taking into consideration the information needs of users, opportunities brought by new technologies and the global trends on knowledge exchange and dissemination. Capacity building to strengthen institutional capacities to capture, manage and disseminate local content is an integral part of the programme. en_ZA
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES ON OPEN ACCESS: THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA PERSPECTIVE en_ZA
dc.title CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES ON OPEN ACCESS: THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA PERSPECTIVE en_ZA
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