AfricArXiv – the pan-Africa Open Access Portal

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. 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.


Open Science session in Kenya for SGCI-funded researchers

Last week, the National Research Fund Kenya hosted the ‘Science Granting Councils Initiative 2023 Annual Forum and Global Research Council Meeting‘. The 5-day programme held space for an Academic Symposium, co-hosted with the Africa Open Science Platform (AOSP), which offered an opportunity to highlight projects funded by NRF Kenya and […]

Open Science workshop for Librarians

UbuntuNet Alliance under the AfricaConnect3 project invited 20 librarians to participate in a one-day Open Science training session a day before the UbuntuNet Connect 2023 Conference.

AfricArXiv, Diamond Open Access, Sustainability & Funding

Presentation held at the II DIAMOND OPEN ACCESS CONFERENCE, October 25 - 26, 2023. Toluca, Mexico

SDG indicator codes as metadata in institutional repositories and scholarly indexing systems

To encourage scholarly publishing venues and research institutions to adopt the SDG indicator taxonomy for solution-oriented research output that allows for direct application to societal and environmental interventions to mitigate climate change, forced migration, war and conflict, and other existential crises of our times. 

Sustainability, Research, and Innovation – the Open Science panel at the SRI Africa Satellite event

At the #SRI2023 Africa satellite event, Dr Jo Havemann contributed to the Open Science panel that was organised by the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) on June 21, 2023, alongside Dr Ana Persic (UNESCO), Dr Thandi Mgwebi (Research Department at Nelson Mandela University), Dr Erica key (Director, Future Earth), and […]

Toward Global Research Equity from an African perspective – A conversation with Joy Owango

Joy Owango is the executive director of TCC Africa, the Training Center in Communication, based in Kenya and serving the whole continent of Africa. Joy and Jo talk about how the scholarly community is working towards the concept of Global Research Equity – through the lens of Joy’s almost two […]

The Data Quality Imperative – A conversation at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

From manuscript preparation to business-related best practices, scholarly publishers increasingly integrate data capture and analysis into their systems. These efforts are considered essential to enable interoperability, ensure transparency, and build trust with authors, funders, and institutions.

VAD Conference 2022: AfricArXiv Providing Reciprocal Discoverability of African Research Content

AfricArXiv was represented at the VAD conference 2022 in Freiburg, Germany, organized by the Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) conference focused on the theme of African Europe, reciprocal perspectives and it addressed processes of co-production of knowledge as well as the mutual questioning of different ways. of thinking.

Deafness and Academia – A conversation with Wangari Joyce Ngugi

Following up on our previous episode with Joyce Wangari Nugi, in which we talked about Holistic wellness and mental health in research careers, this episode is about Wangari's work for the deaf community and deafness in academia.
We are joined by N'kadziri Aminah Idd, who facilitates sign language interpretation throughout our conversation (see the video below).

Preprint servers gain prominence, a spotlight on AfricArXiv

Talking about preprints and AfricArXiv in particular, we are honored to be featured in University World News along with colleagues and institutional partners Joy Owango (TCC Africa-Training Centre in Communication), Stephanie Dawson (ScienceOpen), Mark Hahnel (Figshare), Catherine Ahearn (Knowledge Futur

Podcast: AfricArXiv and TCC Africa Partnership for African Research Visibility

In October 2021, AfricArXiv, the African Open Access Portal, announced a partnership with the Training Centre in Communication TCC Africa to build and manage an international scholarly community that will enrich the visibility of African research. Joy Owango from TCC Africa and Dr. Johanna Havemann from AfricArXiv share in-depth about […]

Holistic wellness and mental health in research careers – A conversation with Wangari Joyce Ngugi

Wangari talks about her experience as a professional in mental health, her work at Eider Africa, and the importance of community values for holistic well-being.