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4Science in Ethiopia to support DSpace-CRIS plans

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 16:40 -- Susanna Mornati
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Susanna Mornati

VLIR-UOS is a Flemish initiative that supports partnerships between universities in Flanders (Belgium) and in developing countries. 4Science is in Africa to present DSpace-CRIS to the University of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. 

Even the last days of the year are very demanding for 4Science. In these days we are in Africa to support VLIR-UOS (http://www.vliruos.be/en). VLIR-UOS is a Flemish initiative that supports partnerships between universities in Flanders (Belgium) and in developing countries, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. In the framework of the institutional cooperation with Bahir Dar University (BDU), Ethiopia (http://www.vliruos.be/en/ongoing-projects/overview-of-ongoing-projects/iuc/institutional-cooperation-with-bahir-dar-university-(bdu),-ethiopia/), and particularly of the Phase 1 Transversal Institutional Strengthening Project (TISP), coordinated by Marc Goovaerts from Hasselt University, 4Science has been invited to present DSpace-CRIS to Bahir Dar University and neighborhood institutions, as a volunteer support action. Susanna Mornati, COO at 4Science, will be in Ethiopia from 14th to 23rd December 2017 to meet local policy and decision makers, researchers, IT and library directors and staff, to support their institutional policy towards Open Access and Open Science.