A Right to Research in Africa?, 23-27 January 2023
A Right to Research in Africa?
A Week of Events on Copyright and Access to Knowledge in South Africa
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property of the American University Washington College of Law (PIJIP) is co-organizing a week of debates on copyright and access to knowledge in South Africa the week of January 23rd, with a coalition of three university groups and four civil society organizations.
The cohosts for these events are
- University of Pretoria, Future Africa
- University of Cape Town, IP Unit
- Strathmore University, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law
- South Centre
- Electronic Information for Libraries
- Wikimedia Foundation
On January 23 and 24, the University of Pretoria will host events exploring the following topics:
- Natural language processing
- Climate modeling
- A right to research in African Law
- African leadership on the right to research
On January 26 and 27, the University of Cape Town will host events on these topics:
- Digitizing African heritage
- Health research
- African AI and digital humanities
- A right to research in African law
- WIPO, AfCFTA and future work on IP
For more information see the Re-Create South Africa page.
These events are made possible with support from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
See also: PIJIP event page
This article was tagged: Access to Knowledge, Africa, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Right to Research