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North-South Scholarly Collaboration: Opportunities and Experiences in Africa (ASIS&T Africa Chapter and SIG-III)
Sunday, 31/Oct/2021:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Salon H, Lobby Level, Marriott

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ID: 189 / [Single Presentation of ID 189]: 1
90 minutes
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Topics: Library and Information Science
Keywords: Developing countries; Exchange programs; North-South collaboration; Visiting professors; Knowledge sharing

North-South Scholarly Collaboration: Opportunities and Experiences in Africa (ASIS&T Africa Chapter and SIG-III)

Diane Sonnenwald1, Ina Fourie2, Abebe Rorissa3, Heidi Julien4, Jaya Raju5, Daniel Alemneh6

1UCD, Ireland; 2University of Pretoria, South Africa; 3University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; 4University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA; 5University of Cape Town, South Africa; 6University of North Texas, USA

North-South scholarly collaboration and academic exchange programs help to address the challenges experienced by developing countries in Africa and elsewhere, and provide unique benefits to scholars in developed countries. Many academics in the global north, however, have limited, or no, information about opportunities to visit academics and institutions in developing countries and those in such countries do not have contacts to whom they can reach out. The intention of the panel is to stimulate future north-south collaborations by increasing awareness of both funded opportunities and low budget initiatives for scholarly exchanges and collaborations, benefits for scholars and their institutions in developed and developing countries, and best practices with respect to north-south collaborations and scholarly exchanges. This panel is sponsored by the Africa Chapter and SIG-III.