Weekly highlights – 9 September 2015

  1. Quote

“We have this idea that only with western standards is science possible. This is not correct. I think science is possible wherever people are looking for solutions to their problems.”

Walter Bgoya, owner of Mkuni na Nyota Publishers, an independent publishing company in Dar es Salaam. This quote is taken from a new video released by the Strengthening Tanzanian Publishing (TZAP) project, which is supporting publishing in the country.

  1. Updates
  • This month, the AuthorAID team is particularly looking for new mentors in agriculture and related subjects.
  • New blog post reports on a VakaYiko-funded series of climate roundtables that have been held in Kenya to bring together scientists and policymakers.
  1. Upcoming events
  • From 8 to 10 September Deputy Executive Director Julie Brittain will be in Nairobi, Kenya for the launch of AESA and to meet with potential partners.
  • On 10 September Executive Director Sue Corbett will speak about the INASP Principles for Responsible Engagement at the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) conference in Heathrow, London. Follow #alpsp15 for more from that conference.
  • Communications coordinator Siân Harris will participate in a panel discussion on open access at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 15 October.
  1. Recent publications
  1. External coverage

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