Open Access Week is a global event for information creators and seekers in the academic and research communities to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access. It affords the opportunity to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, while inspiring wider participation in helping make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. During 2021 OA Week the Women’s University in Africa Library will be holding Webinars with different activities lined up for the five days to raise Open Access awareness.  


Join us to celebrate Open Access Week- 25- 29 October 2021 hosted by the Women’s University in Africa Library


DAY 1:   11am -12noon

Keynote Speaker: Vice Chancellor, Women’s University


Open Access – Historical Development by Ms P. Chaitezvi, Deputy Librarian, WUA


Video: Open Access Explained

ACT: The Library recommends the ratification of UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science


DAY 2: 11am – 12noon


Scholarly Writing: unravelling predatory journals by Mr M H Makoni, Scholarly Communications Librarian, WUA


What is a Predatory Journal and why is it a problem?

ACT: Revision of the WUA Scholarly Communications Policy


DAY 3: 11am – 12noon


Writing for Journal Publication by Dr S. Takavarasha, Dean Faculty of Management and Entrepreneurial, WUA



Publishing in the age of open access journal database integrity i.pptx

ACT: WUA advocate of Zimbabwe’s Ratification of UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science


DAY 4 11am – 12noon


Open Educational Resources by Ms M Moyo Bibliographic Librarian, WUA


An Introduction to Open Educational Resources

ACT: WUA advocate of Zimbabwe formulation of National Policy on Open Science


DAY 5: 11am – 12noon


Creative Commons Licensing by Ms Mutengi, Systems Librarian, WUA


What are Creative Commons License?

ACT: WUA urging mandatory deposit of intellectual output by Researchers and Students onto the WUA Institutional Repository


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