TCC Africa commits to Open Access by signing the OA2020 Expression of Interest

18 March 2021 Categories: latest news, News
 Training  Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) has signed an  Expression of  Interest (EoI) to adopt the principles of Open Access 2020 (OA2020). This is an international effort to make all scholarly publications freely and immediately available to everyone by replacing the current costly subscription-based approach with transparent, sustainable funding models.

Globally, TCC Africa joins academic,research institutions and higher educational stakeholders in signing this EoI  .Nationally TCC Africa  joins, the  Technical University of Kenya and the Kenya  Agricultural and  Livestock Research Organization. By signing the EoI, these stakeholders have indicated a commitment to advancing open access (OA) through many possible mechanisms.
 “As a capacity building centre, part of TCC Africa’s mandate  in scholarly communication training involves creating awareness  and  best practice on open access  and signing this EoI  shows our commitment to supporting African  researchers increase their visibility and output,”said Joy Owango, Executive Director TCC Africa.
The  principles of open access are integral of  TCC Africa’s activities as  they support our mandate on public engagement   and  capacity building in  best practice on open access thus democratizing higher education.
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