a project of the African Studies Centre ASC

Connecting-Africa is a service that provides access to African research information and materials produced in the Netherlands and elsewhere … (about 1/2).

Publishers, copyright; Remember;
Netherlands African Studies Association NVAS /
Global Connections NL, which is part of the Development Polcy Review Network,  – Index to Search4Dev;
Address: Connecting-Africa, c/o African Studies Centre, PO Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands;
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About 2/2: … The service provides:

  • details of Africa experts (researchers, policymakers, development practitioners) affiliated to Dutch and Belgian organizations; 
  • details of Dutch and Belgian development-related organizations, universities and research institutes;
  • titles of published research on Africa in the Netherlands and elswhere;
  • digital resources on Africa (full-text of publications, images and sound) in about 55 institutional repositories.

Connecting-Africa provides access to these digital resources by “harvesting” their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) and by filtering the metadata using its Post Harvest Analyzer.

There is no charge for using the service or for contributing to it.

For more information see: Vanessa Proudman: Connecting Africa: a portal for Africanists: publications and experts unite – increasing global visibility of Africanist research.

How to contribute – please add your profile!

Please add your profile if you are a researcher, development practitioner or policymaker affiliated to an organization based in the Netherlands or Belgium and if you wish to participate in

In order to participate fully in Connecting-Africa you are encouraged to submit your research information including working papers, research reports, conference papers, and so on, to your local repository.

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