EIFL has been working in Ethiopia since 2008. We supported the creation of the Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL), and through this partnership, libraries in Ethiopia are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Ethiopia to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).
EIFL supported the launch of the open access publishing platform, Ethiopian Journals Online, and advocated for setting up open access repositories and introducing open access policies at universities and research organizations. We provided a support service to librarians to raise awareness of library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions.
EIFL has also engaged with public libraries in Ethiopia, resulting in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities.