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2023: Free Knowledge Africa Year in Review

The year 2023 has been productive for Free Knowledge Africa and the initiative for an open knowledge movement in Africa. In line with our mission of promoting free and open knowledge by Africans in travel, sports, tourism, geography, and cultural heritage towards sharing and contributing to global knowledge, we have embarked on a series of …

Discover the beauty of Nigeria Join the Explore Nigeria Campaign

Launching the ‘Explore Nigeria 2024’ Campaign

‘Unveiling Nigeria: Explore, Contribute, Celebrate!’ Fellow travel enthusiasts! We are thrilled to announce the commencement of our much-anticipated campaign, ‘Explore Nigeria 2024.’  Nigeria is a beautiful country with great people and offers countless destinations worth exploring for people who are travel enthusiasts. With over 200 million people, Nigeria is the most populous African country. Nigeria …

Breaking Boundaries: Open Licensing Fueling Innovation,  Education, Science, Technology and Cultural Preservation Worldwide (Webinar)

In a world where knowledge knows no borders and collaboration transcends geographical constraints, a powerful force has emerged – open licensing. This unassuming concept has ignited a wildfire of innovation, education, science, technology, and cultural preservation that spans across continents and cultures.  During our last month’s webinar, we discussed extensively the topic: “Breaking Boundaries: Open …

Navigating the New Nigerian Copyright Act of 2022

Implications for Freedom of Panorama and the Role of Librarians This article discusses the implications of the New Nigerian Copyright Act on freedom of panorama. It provides an overview of the key provisions of the act and its stance on freedom of panorama, as well as the role of librarians in preserving and disseminating cultural …

Open Sharing Unveiling: A Practical Session for Mastery of Wikimedia Commons and CC Licenses” (Webinar)

Do you want to unlock the full potential of Wikimedia Commons and harness the power of Creative Commons licenses? If so, you’re in for a treat! Last month, we had a thrilling webinar, “Open Sharing Unveiling: A Practical Session for Mastery of Wikimedia Commons and CC Licenses.”  In today’s digital age, the sharing and dissemination …

The FKA Podcast Series

One of our core objectives at Free Knowledge Africa is to promote free and open knowledge in Africa through advocacy. And that is why we decided to launch our podcast; FKA PODCAST. The podcast takes you on a captivating journey through the world of accessible education and knowledge empowerment on the African continent. Join us …

Breaking Boundaries: Open Licensing Fueling Innovation,  Education, Science, Technology and Cultural Preservation Worldwide.

In a world where knowledge knows no borders and collaboration transcends geographical constraints, a powerful force has emerged – open licensing. This unassuming concept has ignited a wildfire of innovation, education, science, technology, and cultural preservation that spans across continents and cultures.  During our last month webinar we discussed extensively on the topic: “Breaking Boundaries: …

Join The African Anti-Corruption Day Campaign!

How to participate in the  African Anti-Corruption Day Campaign. Record a one minute video on the topic: The Role of Knowledge in Combating Corruption. Tag FKA on Instagram, Twitter and Threads. Twitter: @freeknowafrica Instagram: @freeknowledgeafrica Threads: @freeknowledgeafrica Use the hastag #freeknowledgeafrica #africananticorruptionday Make sure you are following FKA on IG and Twitter. Winners will be …

Public domain

Librarians and the Public Domain

Introduction Librarians play an important role in information management and dissemination in Nigeria. Access to materials in the public domain is an important aspect of their work. The term “public domain” refers to works that are not copyrighted and are thus freely available for use. Librarians in Nigeria are required to ensure that their users …

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