EIFL has been working in Tanzania since 2009. We supported the development of the Consortium of Tanzania Universities and Research Libraries (COTUL), and through this partnership, libraries in Tanzania are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Tanzania to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).
EIFL has supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in the launch of open access publishing platforms, the creation of a number of open access repositories and the adoption of open access policies.
EIFL's engagement with public libraries in Tanzania has led to the development of innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries to meet the information needs of their communities.