[Irtalk] OKFestival 2014 Stories: OpenAfrica – a call to consolidate the African open network | Open Knowledge Festival 2014
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 12:06:32 SAST 2014
In short, discussion amongst the African participants surfaced a general
sense of frustration around:
(a) Lack of cohesion in African “open” projects and research initiatives —
i.e. we can see increasing pockets of sophisticated activity but no real
initiative/conversation to consolidate the agenda.
(b) Reliance on funders and partners from the North to stimulate the local
(c) The need to take the conversation around openness outside of the purely
academic context in order to include NGOs/CBOs as well as private/corporate
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