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Access to Knowledge for Development Center


Our goal is to actively promote access to knowledge, and inclusive development in the Middle East and Africa by becoming a knowledge hub for research on the different dimensions, interactions, and intersections pertaining to access to knowledge, technology and inclusive development in the region.

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


Dr 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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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

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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Our Events

A2K4D Events

Mobile Technology and Social Transformations: Access to Knowledge in Global Contexts - Book Launch

The webinar took place as part of A2K4D's Eleventh Annual Workshop at the Department of Economics at the American University in Cairo School of Business.

May 26, 2021

Moderated by: Nagla Rizk


Women, Data and Code: Gender Inclusion in MENA's Digital Economy

Workshop Webinar part of the A2K4D Eleventh Annual Workshop #A2K11 in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung (FES) Egypt

April 6, 2021

Moderator: Nagla Rizk

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Women, Youth and the Future of Work: Inclusion in Challenging Times

Workshop Webinar part of the A2K4D Tenth Annual Workshop

November 24, 2020

Moderator: Farah Ghazal