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We engage in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research through collaborations and partnerships with leading regional and global institutions on the role of knowledge, openness and digital technologies in human development. Through research, dissemination and global engagement, we bring local issues to the forefront of global development debates.

Our People

Nagla Rizk

Message from the Director

The center was established as a regional research center to fill a void in academic scholarship in the area of knowledge and development in Egypt and the Arab World. 

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Meet the Team

Meet the team behind the success of A2K4D.

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News

Supporting Innovative Research Capacities in Nigeria

Founding Director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) Nagla Rizk participated in the Nigerian National Workshop on Research Grant Writing and Administration hosted by Lagos State University (LASU) on February 13 and 14, 2018.

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A2K4D Travels to Ghana for Open AIR Transition Workshop

The Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) attended an Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) workshop from February 8 to 10.

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Public Transportation in MENA and Sustainable mobility

The convention, entitled “Regional Exchange Project: Public Transport in MENA” and held at the AUC Tahrir Square campus, brought together public transport initiatives from Amman, Beirut and Cairo in an aim to encourage initiatives for sustainable mobility in the region, expand networks of support and exchange local and regional expertise among different shareholders.

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Our Publications

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Knowledgemaze Blog

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Global Censorship and Access to Knowledge

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Egypt

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Open AIR Blog

Our Community

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Our Research Efforts

Take a look at the collaborative work we have done with our research partners.

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Networks and Partners

A2K4D is proud to be an active partner in a number of global, regional and national research networks.

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