Our Partners

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


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Access to Knowledge Global Academy (A2KGA)

The A2KGA is a collaborative network of academic and research centers committed to research, education, and policy advice promoting access to knowledge (A2K). Representing a rich geographical diversity, the members of the A2KGA include institutions from Brazil, China, Egypt, India, South Africa, and the United States.

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CopyrightX Affiliate Network

Through A2K4D, AUC is a member of the CopyrightX Affiliate Community. CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course offered each spring semester under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The course explores the current law of copyright and the ongoing debates concerning how that law should be reformed. Through a combination of pre-recorded lectures, weekly seminars, live webcasts, and online discussions, course participants examine and assess ways in which law seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

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Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers

A2K4D is a participant in the interdisciplinary Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC). Championed by Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, NoC is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications and legal issues concerning the Internet.

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Open African Innovation Research Partnership (Open AIR)

A2K4D is the North African Hub of Open AIR, a research partnership committed to recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy and discovering which knowledge governance policies will best ensure that the social and economic benefits of innovation are shared inclusively.

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​​​​​​The Open Data for Development (OD4D) program is a global network, bringing together local partners, to advance the production management and use of open data in development. The program looks to scale innovation, strengthen initiatives and facilitate coordination between different actors and projects working in open data.