Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Number of visits: 1361

29 March 2016: Arrival / Registration of Participants

30 March 2016

08:00 – 09:00 Registration Continued

09:00 – 11:00 Opening Ceremony

• Welcome address by the Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, Dr Ebrima Sall
• Opening Remarks by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, FAS, FNMGS, FNAPE, FGS
• Opening Remarks by Professor Beban Sammy Chumbow, ICT University, Cameroon; Former Vice Chancellor University of Yaounde 1, Cameroun
• Opening Remarks by Dr Bhanu R Neupane, Open Access to Scientific Information and ICT and Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France
• Address by Mr. Mbagnick Ndiaye, Hon. Minister of Communication and Culture of Republic of Senegal

Rapporteur: Oanda Ibrahim Ogachi

11:00 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 13:15 SESSION 1: Open Access – Concepts and Issues
Exploring the Meaning and Evolution of Open Access: A Communication Studies Perspective, Peter Nwosu (California State, University)
Why Do Researchers Do Research? Re-emergence of the Town Crier and the Noticeboard in the Digital Era, Williams Nwagwu (University of Ibadan, Nigeria/CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal).
Open Access and the Decolonization of the African University: Interrogating Appropriate Policies, Partners and Publishing Models for Open Access to African Research, Eve Gray (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Open Access, Scholarly Publishing and Knowledge Production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Challenges, Ezra Ondari Okemwa (University of Fort Hare, South Africa)

Chair: Daisy Sematsela
Rapporteur: Ifeanyi Ezema

13:15 – 14:15 LUNCH BREAK

14:15 – 16:15 SESSION 2 : Open Access - New Challenges

Open Access: Avoiding Unforeseen Consequences, Pippa Smart (Publishing Communication Consultant, Oxford, UK)
Language and the Accessibility of Open Access Knowledge for Africa’s Development and Emergence Agenda. Beban Sammy Chumbow,, ICT University, Cameroon

Accord on Guiding Principles for Open Access to Research Data (ICSU,TWAS, IAP, ISSC), Dominique Babini (CLACSO, Argentina)
The Spectrum of Possible Open Access Opportunities in Africa: Funding and Sustainability, Daisy Selematsela (NRF, South Africa)

Chair: Muthu Madhan
Rapporteur: Jude N. Kimengsi

16:15 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 18:00 SESSION 3: Open Data and Data sharing

Current Data Sharing Practices amongst Communities of Scientists in Resource Constrained Environments, Brian Rappert (Department of Sociology, Philosophy, and Anthropology University of Exeter)
Open Research Data: Implications for Scholarly Publishing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha (University of South Africa)
Africa in the Open Access Environment: Advancing Research Productivity to Global Visibility, Ifeanyi J. Ezema and Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha (University of South Africa/University of Nigeria)
Knowledge Indexation and Research Productivity in India: Experience of Indian Citation Index, Prakash Kand (Indian Citation Index, India)

Chair: Peter Nwosu
Rapporteur: Blessing Chiparausha

31 March 2016

Strengthening Scholarly Community-Led Open Access Publishing in the Global South : Bhanu Neupane

Regional Issues

Africa, Williams Nwagwu
Asia, Muthu Madhan
Arab countries, Mandy Taha
Latin America, Dominque Babini
General South-South Matters

The Trap of Multinational Publishers’ Megajournal Project, Eve Gray
OA and Deceitful/Dodgy Publishing, Susan Murray
Whodunit? Must We Publish Abroad? Susan Veldsman

Rapporteur: Prof. Peter Nwosu

11:00 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 13:15 SESSION 5: CODESRIA–UNESCO–CLACSO PANEL (continued)

Rapporteur: Prof. Peter Nwosu

13:15 – 14:15 LUNCH BREAK

14:15 – 16 :15 SESSION 6: Open Access and Scholarly Publishing in Africa

Open Access Practices of Selected African Studies Journals, Stephanie Kitchen, (International African Institute, London, UK)
Défis de l’édition au Cameroun : le numérique, Dayo Zogang Rosine (Université de Ngaoundéré, Cameroun)
Current State of Scholarly Publishing in Africa, Susan Murra (AJOL)
Facteurs liés à la qualité des travaux publiés en libre accès en Afrique : Essai de détermination d’un système optimalisant la qualité, Franck Aurélien Tchokouagueu

Chair: Bosire Onyancha
Rapporteur: Wanyenda Chilimo

16:15 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 18:00 SESSION 7: WORKSHOP 1

Open Access Policy: Iryna Kuchma, EIFL, Italy

01 April 2016

09:00 – 11:00 SESSION 8: Case studies/Roles of institutions

The Development and Use of the University of Khartoum Institutional Repository, Omer Hassan Abdelrahman (University of Khartoum, Sudan)
Sharing Insight from National Institutional Repositories: Awareness and Self-Archiving Practices of Academic Researchers in Selected Public Universities in Kenya, Wanyenda Chilimo (Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya)
The Role of African Academic Institutions in Promoting Open Access in Africa: Hindrances & Opportunities, Adalbertus Kamanzi (Virtual University of Uganda, Kampala) and Jos Damen (African Studies Centre, Leiden)
Contributing to the Open Access Movement through Institutional Repository, Blessing Chiparausha and Josiline Chigwada (Bindura University of Science Education)

Chair: Mandy Taha
Rapporteur: Munamato Chemhuru

11:00 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 13:15 SESSION 9: Awareness about Open Access

L’édition en libre accès dans les milieux estudiantins et l’avenir de l’économie du savoir au Cameroun, Elie Walter Mbeck (Université de Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroun)
Economie de la connaissance et usage des TIC : une comparaison Asie-Afrique, Roméo Stevy Stère Madouka (Centre d’études et de recherche sur les analyses et politiques économiques, Brazzaville)
Awareness and Use of Open Access Educational Resources by Students in Cameroon Universities: The Case of University of Buea/Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Jude N. Kimengsi ; Emmanuel E. E. Oben ; Jeff M. Molombe and Fiona M. Mojoko (University of Buea, Cameroon)
African Indigenous Knowledge in the Age of Open Access: Problems and Prospects, Munamato Chemhuru (Great Zimbabwe University)

Chair: Ato Kwamena
Rapporteur: Ifeanyi Ezema

13:15 – 14:15 LUNCH BREAK

14:15 – 16:30 Closing and The Declaration, Ebrima Sall
The Recommendations, Neupane Bhanu
The Way forward, Williams Nwagwu
Vote of thanks, Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe

16:15 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK / CLOSING

Poster Sessions

1. Advocacy for Open Access in Africa: Prospects and Challenges
Miriam Kakayi (PhD Student, Makerere University, Uganda)

2. Open Access in the Context of HSRC, South Africa
Samantha Hoaeane (Editorial Project Manager, HSRC Press)


Workshop 1: Open Access Policy will hold in Plenary

Workshop 2: Open Journal System will hold in ROOM 5 (9.30am 10-31 March for Staff of CODESRIA Publication Department and any other persons that may be interested).


1. Open Access in the Health Care Systems – The Case of Ebola, HIFA, Nigeria

2. Open Access in Health Care Systems in Ireland, Aoife Lawton, Ireland

Rapporteur General: Prof. Peter Nwosu


Williams Nwagwu

March 7 2016

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