Jon Harle, INASP
Jon Harle is Director of INASP’s Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems (SRKS) programme. Jon also leads the Research Access and Higher Education team, who work with local partners to ensure that researchers, students and professionals have access to the information they need. This spans INASP’s partnerships with international publishers, our support to strengthen national library consortia, and our ‘last 100 metres’ work with National Research and Education Networks to improve university IT networks. Jon has worked on the intersections of research, higher education and development since 2007 and is responsible for developing INASP’s support to higher education institutions. He has written and consulted on research capacity and higher-education issues for a number of donors and research agencies.
Dr. Philip Antwi-Agyei, KNUST
Philip Antwi-Agyei is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist and a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. As a Commonwealth Scholarship Scholar, he obtained his Ph.D from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. His research involves developing innovative multi-scale methodologies for assessing vulnerability and adaptations to climate change and variability for dry land African farming systems. Specifically, his work uses spatial databases and field-based participatory approaches aimed at empowering local communities and broadening understanding of how climate variability affects food security and rural livelihoods. His research outputs have been published in leading international journals including Regional Environmental Change, Land Use Policy, Applied Geography, Climate and Development.
Joshua Okonya, CIP
Joshua Okonya is a Research Associate at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Kampala, Uganda. His main area of research is crop entomology. His research focuses on providing baseline information about pest crop losses, understanding the impact of pest crop losses on farmers’ livelihoods in the face of climate change, and the use of integrated pest management strategies for sustainable crop production with the hope of improving the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Uganda.
Eng. Willie Davison Ganda, Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe
Willie Ganda is the Director for Research Development and Innovation in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development for the Government of Zimbabwe. His ministry is responsible for the development of human capital for the country and the promotion of science and technology development.
Brook Schofield, GÉANT
Sue Murray, AJOL
For the past 9 years, Susan Murray has been the Executive Director of African Journals Online. AJOL is a South African based non-profit organization working toward increased visibility and quality of African-published research journals. AJOL hosts the world’s largest online collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals and is a sponsoring member of CrossRef. Ms Murray is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and a member of the Advisory Board for the Public Knowledge Project’s current study on Open Access Publishing Cooperatives. She has an abiding interest in the role that access to research outputs can play in economic development in low income and emerging economies, as well as the practicalities of attaining this.
Jane Wright, Taylor & Francis
Jane Wright is the Journals Sales Manager responsible for the UK, Ireland and Sub-Saharan Africa for Taylor & Francis. She has been with the company for 2 years. Jane works primarily with academic and government markets and is also responsible for facilitating the access to content for the developing country initiatives that Taylor & Francis participate in. Prior to this role, Jane worked at Swets where she was the Sales Manager responsible for the Academic, Medical and Government markets in the UK and Ireland.
Jess Andrews, Cambridge University Press
Jess Andrews is Academic Lib Sales Support Manager and Aid Donation Programme Co-ordinator at Cambridge University Press. She manages a team of Sales Support Exec. for the Cambridge University Press EMEA Academic Library Sales team. Alongside this, she coordinates the Aid & Donation programmes.
Anne Powell, INASP
Anne Powell is Programme Manager, Information Access and Publisher Liaison at INASP. Anne has been active in Publishers for Development from its inception. Her role in INASP involves enabling publishers to offer their resources to developing country researchers through a sustainable and realistic approach. To support this, the Research Access and Higher Education team work with national library consortia and their institutional members to take responsibility for the access, awareness raising and use of resources by their research communities.