The book was one in a series of books with our global partners, also publishing sister “A2K” books for Brazil and India. In September 2008, we launched the Access to Knowledge Global Academy (A2KGA) with partners from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and the United States. Since then, we have continued to work together as a research network, promoting knowledge openness with a critical analysis of the role of balanced intellectual property to promote inclusive development.
This is the background behind the establishment of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at AUC’s School of Business. The Center was officially launched in February 2010 as a regional research center established to fill a void in academic scholarship in the area of knowledge and development in Egypt and the Arab World. A2K4D fosters rigorous policy-oriented research that conceptualizes and investigates the economic and legal challenges that face access to knowledge, and the implications that these have on human development, especially in the digital age. The Center also serves as a national and regional hub for A2K scholarship.
Since its establishment, A2K4D has expanded its research activities, joined numerous research networks, and cultivated several solid partnerships with academic institutions with a similar mindset and interest.
We are proud of our global outreach, as we work on research activities that cover Egypt, the Arab world and Africa.
I invite you to connect with us and join our ever-growing community. Your inquiries, suggestions, and contributions are most welcome.
Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D)