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1 MUTONGA, DANIEL MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA University of Nairobi 5 th November, 2012

2 OUTLINE MEDICAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF KENYA Why Students need OA Advocacy Past Examples MSAKE OA- related Initiatives Advocacy Tools Conclusion Clearly, making works free to read has a huge impact on the dissemination of knowledge. Rupert Gatti OA publications are those made freely available online to anyone anywhere, with no charges imposed for access Suber P., 2004 OA publications are those made freely available online to anyone anywhere, with no charges imposed for access Suber P., th Nov--12

3 WHY STUDENTS NEED OA MEDICAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF KENYA A complete education If your professors cant read it, they cant teach it Research for papers The current system puts students from smaller schools at a disadvantage Research for papers Researching beyond the degree 5 th Nov--12

4 ADVOCACY MEDICAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF KENYA Political process by an individual or a large group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions How to get started Get up to date, stay connected Join the coalition Advocate Nationally Get Your Chapters Involved Get Others Involved 5 th Nov-12

5 WHO WE ARE MSAKE (Medical Students Association of Kenya) is an umbrella body for medical students in Kenya –Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME) –Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) –Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE) –Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) –Standing Committee on Reproductive Health & AIDS (SCORA) –Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP) 5 th Nov-12 MEDICAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF KENYA

6 PAST EXAMPLES World Cancer Day, Feb 2011 Open Access Week, Oct 2011 IFMSA NCD DAY, Sep 2011 Brain Awareness Week, April 2011

7 OA-RELATED MSAKE INITIATIVES IFMSA AM, August 2011 IFMSA ARM Dec 2011 Open Access Week, Oct 2011 UMB Workshop, Aug 2012

8 ADVOCACY TOOLS Social Media Webcasts Blogs Campus Campaigns Mainstream Media Letters International Conferences Trainings and Workshops Posters R2RC Webcast Thursday, September 27th at 1:30pm EDT, 7:30pm CET

9 MORE TOOLS !

10 CONCLUSION Plan – OA Journal – OA Week – More Advocacy OA is important Since we can do something, WE WILL DO SOMETHING! MEDICAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF KENYA 5 th Nov-12

11 REFERENCES index.shtml index.shtml

12 Nick Shockey, Rights to Research Coalition Director Anne Powell, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Waruguru Wanjau IFMSA, Regional Coordinator Rosemary Otando, OA EIFL Kenya and UoN Librarian Owmandho Charles, School of Medicine, UoN Family and friends Nick Shockey, Rights to Research Coalition Director Anne Powell, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Waruguru Wanjau IFMSA, Regional Coordinator Rosemary Otando, OA EIFL Kenya and UoN Librarian Owmandho Charles, School of Medicine, UoN Family and friends


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