African Digital Libraries Support Network (ADLSN) is a community of African practitioners and other interested actors with a common goal of supporting the preservation and dissemination of local content in digital form. We thus have forged cooperation with various like minded partners.

cearl-logo The Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) is a professional, non-profit making body which aims to assist and facilitate information access and use in Ethiopian higher learning and research institutes.
 DonorsSociety  CERN & Society Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation under Swiss private law, pursuing public benefit. The purpose of the Foundation is to support and promote the dissemination, to the widest possible public, of the benefits of the mission of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, through education and outreach, innovation and knowledge exchange, and culture and arts; and to support and promote any related activities. Within this scope, the Foundation operates nationally and internationally.

Working in collaboration with libraries in more than 60 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, EIFL enables access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development. EIFL runs a wide range of programmes and events designed to increase access to knowledge.


The Elsevier Foundation provides grants to institutions around the world, with a focus on support for the world’s libraries and for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 60 grants worth millions of dollars to non-profit organizations working in these fields. Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

idslogo Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact.
 iucea Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is an inter-governmental organization within the East African Community (EAC) whose objective is to contribute towards strategic development of higher education and research, by facilitating contact amongst universities in East Africa and beyond, and providing a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters pertaining to higher education and research.

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation. KIT contributes to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange. KIT focuses on three broad areas: health, sustainable development and culture.