Goals and Objectives:
Conduct a high-level audit of needs for open access scholarly publishing in Africa (open source tools and services for publishing books, journals, textbooks, micropublications)
Discuss training needs and define training and support programmes
Share experiences and identify areas for collaborations around shared free and open source open access publishing infrastructure
Frame the Coalition for Open Access Publishing Infrastructures in Africa: tools, training, hosting and advice across Africa for all those that want it
Target Audience: Anyone is invited to attend. We welcome publishers, researchers, and tool builders to attend this initial open conversation on the possible future directions of this embryonic new initiative.
Logistics: A small amount of travel funding may be available.