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PROJECT NAME:Library and Documentation Centre at Sana’a University
KVINFO and Sana’a University in Yemen are establishing a research library for gender development and research studies at the Gender Development Research Study Center (GDRSC). The library will become a resource for the centre’s new master’s degree course and for NGOs working with gender development and research in Yemen.
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Yemen is one of the world’s poorest countries. In the battle against poverty, gender is a key element to address when providing aid. Focusing on gender will ensure that women are included as an important resource contributing to the country’s development.
Library for gender and development research studies
The Gender Development Research and Studies Centre (GDRSC) at Sana’a University has, together with Roskilde University, established a master’s degree course in Gender Development and Research Studies. In support of this, a new research library is being created with key support from KVINFO. The new library offers not only access to GDRSC students, but also aims to become a research and knowledge centre for the international development organisations which operate in Yemen. The project is part of KVINFOs focus area Research, Documentation and Debate on Gender Issues.
Developing the competencies of those working in the library
The cooperation in this library project involves support in the purchasing of hardware and software for the library’s systems, as well as support in the purchasing of relevant literature in both Arabic and English. The most important part of the project is training the library staff and developing their competencies. By means of a range of courses and workshops, KVINFO will provide the staff with the requisite competencies for building up and maintaining a book collection. Additionally, staff will be trained in using all library software and on-line search methods and will get assistance in creating a website. As the master’s degree course and the library are bilingual, Arabic and English, staff will also take part in an English course.
As part of the project, KVINFO and GDRSCS will visit one or more research centre libraries in the region. The Danish Foreign Ministry currently views the security situation in Yemen as unstable, so a proportion of the training activities will be conducted outside Yemen itself – including workshops and competency development initiatives.
The project is expected to be completed by late 2011.
For more info about this project
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