• To what degree did African researchers adopt Open Access in 2021? 06 January 2022

    Happy New Year!  African researchers produced over 155, 607 publications and 52.5% of the output was #OpenAccess A #thread #openscience . Data courtesy of @DSDimensions  Go here  to find out.

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  • A Year Focused on African Research Discoverability and Partnerships 21 December 2021

    2021 has been an  exciting year for  TCC Africa and  these are some of the highlights of our activities. We have officially supported  over  10,000  researchers and  in a bid  to continue  supporting  the discoverability and  visibility of  African researchers , we got into a strategic partnership with  AfricArxiv , Africa’s only preprint repository and we have an ongoing  exciting collaboration with PLOS with the objective of co-creating pathways  to Open Research that work for  African […]

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  • A New Peer Review Programme Created With the Aim of Supporting Early Career African Researchers 07 December 2021

    eLife and PREreview are working with AfricArXiv, Eider Africa and the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) on a new peer-review training programme for early to mid-career researchers in Africa. The course aims to raise awareness around preprints and foster the participation of African researchers in peer review, especially the open review of preprints.

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  • An African Platform for African Research 18 November 2021

    Interview with TCC Africa’s  Director , Joy Owango on our partnership  with AfricArxiv, Africa’s open access publishing platform  – listen in! .   “What is the plan for AfricArXiv? Increasing the visibility of African research,” says Joy Owango, founding director of TCC Africa, who also serves on the AfricArXiv board of directors. “We do not believe in reinventing the […]

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  • Kenyan Innovator Makes It To The Global Top 10 In Falling Walls Competition 01 November 2021

    We are excited to announce that Mr. Mutembei Kariuki, TCC Africa’s contestant at Falling Walls Nairobi 2020 will be in the #BerlinScienceWeek in Germany  from 1-10 November 2021.  Mr. Mutembei Kariuki’s Innovation on Breaking the Walls of  Artificial Intelligence was chosen among the Global Top 10 in the Emerging Talents Category in  Falling Walls Competition in the #BerlinScienceWeek in 2020, […]

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  • New Dawn for African Researchers as TCC Africa and AfricArXiv Announce Formal Collaboration 22 October 2021

    The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa), based at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the pan-African Open Access portal AfricArXiv herewith announce our formal collaboration agreement with the objective of creating a long-term strategic and sustainable approach to building and managing an international scholarly community that will enrich the visibility of African research.

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