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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

The American University in Cairo, Access to Knowledge for Development Center

The Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the American University in Cairo’s School of Business is a regional center for scholarship, research and policy analysis on access to knowledge, intellectual property and human development in Egypt, the Arab world, and Africa. A2K4D’s work is guided by a belief in the positive impact of A2K on inclusive development in the digital age. A2K4D promotes rigorous research on legal and economic issues confronting access to knowledge, a valuable resource to academics and policymakers. In collaboration with international partners, A2K4D launched the Access to Knowledge Global Academy in 2008, promoting research and advocacy on the equitable production and distribution of knowledge goods and tools. The center is also a participant in the Global Network of Internet and Society Centers, championed by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. A2K4D links Egypt to international research networks, thorough its partnerships and collaborations with African, Canadian, American, and other research hubs.


American University in Cairo, Access to Knowledge for Development

Nagham El Houssamy

Nagham El Houssamy

  • AUC Avenue, New Cairo Campus PO Box 74, 11835

  • +20 2615 3209