As the holiday season approaches and 2022 comes to an end, it is time to reflect on the year that has passed.
We have been pleased to support over five thousand (5000) published and early career researchers from over ten countries- Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Liberia, the Netherlands, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC Congo, Ghana, Gambia, and Somalia- on various thematic areas of science and scholarly communication through various interactive workshops and conferences.
We started the year at the University of Dar es Salaam where together with our partners- the Association of African Universities (AAU), Public Library of Science (PLOS), and Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) jointly held the first in a series of blended Open Science workshops, supporting Presidents, Rectors, Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Directors of Research and Directors of Library Services in African Universities in Creating and Implementing Open Access and Open Science policies and mandates in their respective institutions with the subsequent meeting held in Egypt, and ended the year promoting Open Science Policy Dialogue at the World Science Forum.
In addition to these, we launched, Mazungumzo – African Scholarly Conversations, a monthly podcast designed to give listeners an inside look at science and scholarly communication in Africa, and the academic career path, through interviews with industry experts and insiders. We also launched the TikTok account, @simple_academic, through the collaboration with Writing Hub Africa. Both organizations plan to increase the scope of outreach through the co-creation of content on various topics related to Academia and Research which will then be shared on social media platforms.
To all our community members and partners, the TCC Africa team wishes you a happy, healthy, and joyful Holiday Season! We would not have made it this far without the various strategic partners whom we worked with closely in building research capacity in #OpenScience, #OpenAccess, #ScholarlyCommunication, and #ScienceCommunication for researchers, institutes, and governments in Africa. We hope for more wonderful moments ahead because our best moment is Yet To Come!