Zim varsities install OKhub widgets

One of the Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) partners, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), recently held an Open Knowledge and Implementing the OKhub Web Widget workshop. The workshop was jointly offered and co-facilitated by UZ’s Librarian Elizabeth Mlambo, and OKDS’s Information Systems Project Officer Simon Colmer. The main objectives of this two-day workshop (19-20 January) was to improve understanding of the OKhub amongst members of the Zimbabwe University Librarians Consortium (ZULC), and guide participants in creating and installing OKhub widgets onto their respective institutional websites. Continue reading →

Agreement signed with KDI School of Public Policy and Management

By Alan Stanley (OKDS Senior Thematic Convernor) IDS was pleased recently to sign an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, the education arm of Korea Development Institute (KDI). The MOU details the commitment of both organisations to work together to address inequalities in the visibility and accessibility of diverse and credible research knowledge and was signed during a visit to IDS by KDI School staff who took part in the Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) partner meeting. Continue reading →

Sulá Batsú de visita a IDS

By Sulá Batsú One of the OKhub global partners Sulá Batsú describes their experience of the partners’ learning event recently held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). *** El viaje viene como invitación al Global Open Knowledge Hub. Parte del equipo de la cooperativa Sulá Batsú partió en un viaje como destino Brighton, Inglaterra, esto con el motivo de trabajar en el marco del proyecto Anacaonas, como parte de la reunión de socios de BRIDGE en el Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) ?del Institute of Development Studies? (IDS) de la University of Sussex. Cada uno de los proyectos invitados se está desarrollando bajo la temática a Open Knowledge (conocimiento abierto), Open Content (contenido abierto) respecto a los temas de género a nivel global. Continue reading →

What’s the future for Open Knowledge?

By Alan Stanley (OKDS Senior Thematic Convernor) and Sarah King (IDS Communications Assistant) Partners from the Open Knowledge Hub project will meet at IDS 21-23 October 2015 to share learning and explore the future role of Open Knowledge approaches in addressing development challenges. Recent years have seen a rapid rise in demand for the adoption of open knowledge approaches by the development community – something that IDS, as a long time advocate, welcomes. But through our long engagement in this area we also recognise that smaller knowledge providers and users, including many based outside Europe and North America, often lack the technical capacity and resources to engage effectively in this area. This in turn means that they might not benefit Continue reading →