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Africa Portal

Posted by Megan on December 1, 2010

The Centre for International Governance Innovation has launched a new portal related to African policy research. As a new resource, some sections are still under construction, and a few broken links can be found, but it looks promising. The collection of over 2,500 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues is particularly useful.

Excerpts From the Announcement:

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) [has] announce[d] the launch of the Africa Portal, an online knowledge resource offering researchers and opinion leaders a forum to share their insights on Africa and publish their work on pressing areas of concern to policymakers and the public.

The Africa Portal aims to fill the gap in accessibility to research and information on policy issues critical to the continent. The project is a collaborative undertaking between CIGI, Makerere University in Kampala, and the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg.

The Africa Portal offers open access to a suite of features including an online library collection, issues section, experts directory, and international events calendar — all aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa’s current policy issues. The Africa Portal’s online library collection holds over 2,500 books, journals and digital documents. The entire online repository is open access and available for free, full-text download. A portion of the digital documents housed in the library have been digitized for the first time as an undertaking of the Africa Portal project.

Direct to Africa Portal

Via Resource Shelf:  http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/62219

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