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Research brokers and intermediaries in different sectors and contexts: local-global linkages …

Research brokers and intermediaries in different sectors and contexts: local-global linkages

Presentation by Tiwongwe Machiwenyika, SARDC (Zimbabwe) at the Locating the Power of the In-between conference July 08

Published in: Economy & Finance, Education
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  • 1. http:// www.sardc.net Access regional knowledge online through a Virtual Library
  • 2. KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPMENT: CASE STUDY OF SARDC’S VIRTUAL LIBRARY FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA Power of in Between 1-2 July 2008 Research Brokers and Intermediaries in Different Sectors and Contexts By Tiwonge R. Machiwenyika
  • 3.
    • About SARDC
    •  
    • Independent regional resource centre that specialises
    • in knowledge management.
    • Involved in collection, production, analysis,
    • dissemination of research that informs development.
    • Specializes in regional economic development,
    • environment and water management, gender
    • awareness, sustainable democracy, and human
    • development.
  • 4.
    • Target users are policy planners, governments,
    • researchers, private sector, universities, regional
    • and international organizations, development
    • agencies, parliaments, media and whoever is
    • looking for information about the Southern African
    • region.
  • 5.
    • Why the Virtual Library  
    • The inaccessibility of information on, about and from
    • the South.
    • Increasingly high costs of publishing and distribution.
    • Information crossing borders within the SADC region
    • and globally.
    • Out of print publications.
  • 6.
    • Implemented activities
    • Online Publications - Regional
    • Projects
    • Centralisation of regional experts.
    • - Organisations
    • Individuals
  • 7.
    • Impact
    • Break down of boundaries and borders
    • Track and strengthens of development projects.
    • Researchers.
    • Improved book sales.
    • Policy awareness.
  • 8.
    • Conclusion
    • Work in progress.
    • Improve delivery methods.
    • Marketing and awareness.
  • 9. http:// www.sardc.net Access regional knowledge online through a Virtual Library

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