AfricArXiv, Aphrike Research and TCC Africa partnered for a joint webinar on Building Community to Leverage African Scholarship and Increase the Visibility of African Research Expertise
This was the first joint webinar following the partnership announcement between AfricArXiv and Aphrike Research. The 90 minutes seminar allowed attendees to engage in in-depth discussions regarding raising the visibility of African research expertise to a wider global community.
Academics, research managers, research students, and policymakers.
Prof. Mammo Muchie- founder and editor-in-chief at the African Journal on Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID), Tshwane University of Technology.
Johanssen Obanda- Community Manager at AfricArXiv
Eldridge Kgaswane- Aphrike Research
Joy Owango- Executive Director at TCC Africa (session moderator)
Presentation by Prof. Mammo Muchie
Presentation on AphrikeResearch Portal
Presentation on AfricArXiv Portal
The AphrikeResearch is a database and networking portal that provides a centralised platform for information that profiles and records African scientists, students, and research managers in order to promote intra-Africa collaboration and interventions for SDG realisation, makes easy identification of collaborators, mentors, and funding opportunities, and profile funders (specific fields/priorities/countries). The portal also mobilizes interaction between research managers, policymakers, researchers, and research students, and provides a resource for STI and R&D strategy planning – who is involved in whichever research.
AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research, working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository; a knowledge commons of African scholarly works to catalyze the African Renaissance. We partner with established scholarly repository services to provide a platform for African scientists of any discipline to present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally.
The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) is the first African-based training center to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award-winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers’ output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication.