OAA12 - Open access Africa: Student advocacy


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OAA12 - Open access Africa: Student advocacy

  1. 1. MUTONGA, DANIEL danielmutonga@gmail.comMEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF KENYA University of Nairobi 5th November, 2012
  2. 2. OUTLINE • Why Students OA publications are those OA publications are those need OA made freely available online to made freely available online to • Advocacy anyone anywhere, with no anyone anywhere, with no • Past Examples charges imposed for access”” charges imposed for access Suber P., 2004 Suber P., 2004 • MSAKE OA- ‘Clearly, making works free to related read has a huge impact on Initiatives the dissemination of knowledge.’ • Advocacy Tools Rupert Gatti • Conclusion5th Nov--12 MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA
  3. 3. WHY STUDENTS NEED OA • A complete education • If your professors can’t read it, they can’t teach it • Research for papers • The current system puts students from smaller schools at a disadvantage • Research for papers • Researching beyond the degree5th Nov--12 MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA
  4. 4. ADVOCACY • Political process by an individual or a large group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions • How to get started • Get up to date, stay connected • Join the coalition • Advocate Nationally • Get Your Chapters Involved • Get Others Involved5th Nov-12 MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA
  5. 5. WHO WE ARE  MSAKE (Medical Students’ Association of Kenya) is an umbrella body for medical students in Kenya – Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME) – Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) – Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE) – Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) – Standing Committee on Reproductive Health & AIDS (SCORA) – Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP)5th Nov-12 MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA
  6. 6. PAST EXAMPLESWorld Cancer Day, Feb 2011 Brain Awareness Week, April 2011IFMSA NCD DAY, Sep 2011 Open Access Week, Oct 2011
  7. 7. OA-RELATED MSAKE INITIATIVES IFMSA AM, August 2011 Open Access Week, Oct 2011 IFMSA ARM Dec 2011 UMB Workshop, Aug 2012
  8. 8. ADVOCACY TOOLSSocial Media Webcasts Blogs Campus CampaignsMainstream Media Letters International ConferencesTrainings and Workshops Posters R2RC Webcast Thursday, September 27th at 1:30pm EDT, 7:30pm CET
  9. 9. MORE TOOLS!
  10. 10. CONCLUSION • Plan – OA Journal – OA Week – More Advocacy • OA is important • Since we can do something, WE WILL DO SOMETHING!5th Nov-12 MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA
  11. 11. REFERENCES• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advocacy• http://www.righttoresearch.org/act/organizations /index.shtml• http://blog.inasp.info/enthusiasm-open-access/
  12. 12. Nick Shockey, Rights to MSAKE-kenya@ifmsa.org Research Coalition Director MSAKE-kenya@ifmsa.org Anne Powell, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Waruguru Wanjau IFMSA, Regional Coordinator Rosemary Otando, OA EIFL Kenya and UoN Librarian Owmandho Charles, School of Medicine, UoN Family and friendsdanielmutonga@gmail.com