By: Kelsey Weins
A first for the continent almost 50 CC volunteers from more then 15 countries across Africa all meet up together in Entebbe Uganda. The CC Uganda team held host to us in their breathtaking country while we discussed Creative Commons and Africa. With the generous support from the Macarthur Foundation this was the first opportunity for many of us to put faces to names and a true opportunity to share successes and lessons amongst each other.
The Convening also announced the new Regional Project Managers for Africa this position will be shared between South Africa’s Legal Lead Tobias Schonwetter and Kenya’s Alex Gakuru. These positions are designed to help enhance the role and profile of the affiliate community.
As a group we decided on future goals for the direction of CC Africa with support from Tobias and Alex. The priority projects included open educational resources, government adoption of open policies, and health initiatives, while a proposed activities included a touring bus promoting open projects and the creation of a centralised African repository of CC materials.
For more information about the convening can be found on the meetings wiki page.