Workshop no 1: The 26th – 27th June 2014
The application site is closed.
Workshop no 2– Two Days during the International Open Access Week in the Week of 28th - 29th October 2014-Open Access Week The application site is closed.
To raise awareness on issues of open access (OA) among researchers, information professionals and policy makers at Makerere University, other universities with food security programmes and governmental/national research institutions engaged in agricultural/food security research. Furthermore, participants will share local and international experiences from the different perspectives (researchers, information professionals, publishers and policy makers).
At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
i. Explain key issues surrounding the open access movement and what it means for researchers, information professionals and research institutions;
ii. Outline steps of developing and implementing an open access policy
Eligible Participants/Target Audience
- Senior researchers and Information professionals at Makerere University and other universities in Uganda with at least a PhD whose research work is in agriculture, food security and related areas
- Academic heads and policy-makers who influence research management policies at universities in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda (participating institutions)
- Other researchers and policy makers from national agricultural/food security research institutions in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Where? Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Application? Go to the web page describing the workshop and use the link to the application site
Who can participate? Senior staff in the area of Global Food Security (all disciplinary fields) from the following universities:
Makerere University (Uganda),
National University of Rwanda (Rwanda),
Sokoine University (Tanzania)
Jomo Kenyatta University (Kenya).
Participants will be selected based on distribution between universities, engagement with issues of global food security and seeking a gender balance.
Costs? The project will provide financial support for travels, housing and allowance in one workshop. Help with organizing lodging, and meals during daytime, will be provided.
- Senior Librarian Britt Marie Bergquist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
- Teamleader Research Support/Coordinator Charlotte Håkansson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
- Educational Development Officer Nicolette Karst, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
- Professor Maria Musoke, Makerere University
- Academic and Digitalisation Librarian Andrew Mwesigwa, Makerere University
- Librarian Camilla Söderquist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
- Librarian Linda Åström Wennbom, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)