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Join the Explore Africa Writing Contest 2022 Now!

Africa is a beautiful continent with great people. It offers countless destinations worth exploring for people who are travel enthusiasts. With over 1.2 billion people, Africa is the second most populous continent. However, there is little information detailing the travel destinations. The Explore Africa Campaign aims to bridge the content gap that currently exists with …

Open GLAM Advocacy in Plateau State

Free Knowledge Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging content gaps on travel, places, settlements, landmarks, heritage, and tourist sites towards sharing and contributing to global knowledge, carried out an advocacy campaign for Open GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) across different Cultural Heritage Institutions within Plateau State. Four members of the team travelled down …

Free Knowledge Africa team members with a native at Pilgani

The Tarok Tribe of Plateau State

Free Knowledge Africa paid a visit to Plateau State in North Central Nigeria as part of its awareness advocacy campaign on the importance of documenting cultural heritage. The team visited the Tarok tribe to document the oral history of the tribe. The Tarok tribe in Plateau State are predominantly located in Gunnung Village, Pilgani, in …

Meet the Advisory Board of Free Knowledge Africa

Free Knowledge Africa is pleased to announce the advisory board. The advisory board is made up of the following members: Carlos Iglesias, Larissa Borck, Susanna Ånäs, Douglas McCarthy and Sam Oyeyele. Carlos Iglesias is a Senior Research Manager at the World Wide Web Foundation.Carlos is an active participant at several global communities related to Open …

Impact of open access on free knowledge

Impact of Open Access on Knowledge and Information

Open access can simply be put as knowledge and information that is digital, online, free in terms of cost and copyright restrictions. Consent to open access can be manifested by adopting the use of the Creative Commons licenses, and other types of open content licenses could also be adopted. According to the Budapest Open Access …

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