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What is A2K?   

Access to knowledge, or A2K, refers to the right to receive, but also to participate in the creation, manipulation and extension of information, tools, inventions, literature, scholarship, art, popular media and other expressions of human inquiry and understanding. Read more.


A2K4D Highlights

Nagham El Houssamy, A2K4D Researcher, participated in the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) Biennial Conference from September 8-11, 2014 at the University of Sussex. In the "Information and Knowledge Management" panel, El Houssamy presented research findings from her working paper on the protection and preservation of African traditional knowledge, focusing on the digitization of African traditional medical practices. El Houssamy was joined in her presentation by Helen Chuma-Okoro, another fellow of the  Open African Innovation Project (Open AIR).
For more information, check the conference website.

  A2K4D Advisory Board 


Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D)
School of Business
The American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835
Department of Economics
Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Room 1011

Professor Jack Balkin
Yale Law School

Professor Yochai Benkler
Harvard Law School

Professor Carlos Correa
University of Buenos Aires
Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Columbia University