Session 1: The importance of cooperation for development

Exploring some of the key relationships and activities necessary for developing effective research and library communities – including tools to reach a wide variety of institutions, consortia and training.

Welcome to PfDAnne Powell, INASP
Centres of excellence? Networks of capacity? Jon Harle, ACU*
Cooperation, Cascades and Consortia: How sharing and capacity must be built on broader networks. Emma Farrow, INASP
Training of trainers methodology in practice. Evans Wema, University of Dar es Salaam

* See the draft document of Strengthening research and education in developing countries: Centres of excellence or networks of capacity?

Session 2: PfD in Action – Awareness, Access and Use

Publisher and country partner exchanges about what is being achieved via PfD – key areas: low-bandwidth developments; increasing resource awareness and an update from AuthorAID.

The impact of PERii Nicaragua and the promotion of e-resourcesRuth Velia Gómez, Directora CENIDA-UNA
University of Zimbabwe’s promotion drive 2011 onwards. Agnes Chikonzo, University of Zimbabwe
Bandwidth Challenge, Anne Powell, INASP
Springer for R&D. Brian Bishop, Springer
CABI Platform Developments: Serving low bandwidth and mobile usersPaul Rogers, CABI
AuthorAID: A look back and forwardRavi Murugesan, AuthorAID

Session 3: So why are we making journals available? So that researchers can do their work – is that the end of the story?

We explore the importance of research uptake and use within and beyond the research cycle. Find out more about some of the actors and agencies involved in creating impact in these areas.

Meeting the Needs of Health Care Professionals: The Aga Khan University Hospital experienceNasra Gathoni, Aga Khan University
Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA)Ben Prasadam-Halls, ACU
Supporting Evidence-Informed Policy. Kirsty Newman, INASP
Some thoughts to take awayJon Harle, ACU

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