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CC Rwanda

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Affiliated institution(s)
Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Rwanda

Project lead(s)
Jacques Murinda (OLE Rwanda Executive Directo), Prosper Birama

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Region
Africa

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Creative Commons is pleased to welcome the new CC Rwanda team to the CC Affiliate Network. Jacques Murinda is the lead for the CC Rwanda team. If you are interested in working with Creative Commons in Rwanda, contact Jacques.

Affiliate Team Roadmap

Date submitted: August 11th, 2011

Timespan of this roadmap: 2 years (2011-2012)

Team information

Jurisdiction: Rwanda

Complete list of all members of the Affiliate Team, their roles, and field(s) of expertise

1. Jacques MURINDA: Public lead, Executive Director OLE Rwanda (NGO working with the Ministry of Education) 2. Fred BYABAGABO: Legal team member, university lecturer (intellectual property rights), Lawyer at Kigali Bar Association 3. Prosper BIRAMA: Language team member, University lecturer (National University of Rwanda).

Date of earliest MOU in jurisdiction: August 2011 Self-Identified Region(s), i.e. Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Arab world: Africa

Why do you identify yourself as being part of the listed region(s)? Because Rwanda- where this new CC chapter is opening is located on the African continent.

Vision

Why is Creative Commons important for the jurisdiction?

Rwanda is a developing country; publishing books and materials are expensive because most of the materials are produced and imported from outside the country. There is a great need to promote creative commons to enhance mostly access and use of information and learning materials for development. It happens also that there not creative commons framework that provides opportunity to communities and institutions to get engaged in cc activities. What do you think makes a successful jurisdiction project?

After the adaptation of cc tools and framework. I believe that it will be very relevant to start the promotion of cc materials (OER/ OCW) and mostly increase the sensitisation of communities and institutions to create resources under creative commons.

How do you see the jurisdiction project contributing to the CC Affiliate Network?

This project will greatly contribute to the cc affiliate network and the development of the country because it fits well in the framework of cc promoted activities and responds to the current needs of the country.

Community

Describe the communities that are currently active in the project.

The communuties being sensitised to get involved in this project are High learning institutions, open learning exchange (OLE) Rwanda and different organisation promoting the development of creative commons in Rwanda

How will you continue to engage with these communities?

Since the host organisation has been working with the Ministry of Education to different communities promoting OER and OCW in Rwanda we shall strengthen the relationship and create new partnership to enhance the development of materials under cc.

Describe the communities (existing or new) that you plan to focus on during the timeframe covered by this roadmap?

During the timeframe of this roadmap, we are mainly intending to focus on universities both public and private, colleges, research centers and organisation promoting the development, access and use of creative commons resources and framework.

How do you plan to engage with these communities?

Workshops, regural community meetings (once per term), a cc annual local communities assembly, formal and informal networks and publication ( a newsletter every 6 months, blog and exchange through twitter, facebook...)

Priority Goals

What are the three most important focus areas on which the Affiliate Team will work during this time period? Please consider community building and adoption goals among your priorities.

a) Creation and adaptation of cc tools and framework to Rwanda and community building. b) Promoting access and use of resources created under cc framework c) Facilitating the development of cc resources for development (education, Health and agriculture areas).

1. Focus-area:


Why is it important?

It is very important because we don’t have existing cc framework and Institutions that have just started the promotion of resources created under cc framework but with scattered efforts.

Which communities will benefit?

Universities, colleges, schools, health centers and local communities

2. Focus-area:

Why is it important?

The country greatly needs to promote access and use of resources created under cc frameworks because the are cheap and easily accessible.

Which communities will benefit?

Universities, colleges, schools, health centers and local communities

3. Focus-area:

Why is it important?

Because the three key areas (education , Health and Agriculture) that mostly need access to resources created under cc framework are cricial for Rwanda’s development.

Which communities will benefit?

Universities, colleges, schools, health centers and local communities

Project Outputs

Detail tangible project outputs (e.g., events, papers, blog posts, video/films, etc.) for each focus area including an expected date of completion. See also Timeline. Over the 2 years period (of the MOU); we shall: • Organise 4 cc related workshops for communities building and tools and framework adaptation, • Promoted the publication of cc related work papers in Rwanda ( at least 3 papers), • Publish 4 newsletters and many exchange through blogs, twitter, facebook, workshop and annual reports.

The outputs we plan to complete are as follows: Focus-area Project Output

• Organise 4 cc related workshops for cc communities building and tools and framework adaptation, Expected start date - Expected date of completion.

Workshop will be organise within an interval of 6 months for the period of 2 years.

Team Member(s) Responsible

• Jacques murinda, Fred Gacumu and Birama Prosper.

How will this output help achieve your goals?

It will strengthen community building, monitor the trends and keep focused on the objectives.

Focus-area Project Output

• Promoted the publication of cc related work papers in Rwanda ( at least 3 papers), Expected start date - Expected date of completion We will be publishing papers on cc Rwanda once every 9 months ( 3 papers at least in 2 years).

Team Member(s) Responsible

• Jacques murinda, Fred Gacumu and Birama Prosper.

How will this output help achieve your goals?

• The objective is ti ensure that comunities are well informed about cc work and communities are sensitised to get involved.

Focus-area Project Output. • Publish 4 newsletters and many exchange through blogs, twitter, facebook, workshop and annual reports.

Expected start date - Expected date of completion • Newsletter will be published consecutively in November 2011, April , September and December 2012. Blogs will be most frenquent as often as opportunities arise.

Team Member(s) Responsible.

• Jacques murinda, Fred Gacumu and Birama Prosper.

How will this output help achieve your goals?

• This output will provide the edge that the community wants and help community members to stay engaged in the debates, activities (licences) and planning of cc activities.

Metrics.

Please consider using trackable statistics (such as web traffic or number of license adoptions) when applicable, but only if meaningful. How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area1, 2, and 3? We have measurable statistics on the number of activities to carry out and we shall develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure an effective tracking of the progress to inform planning and future activities.

Resources Required

We need financial and human resources to effectively implement the above mentioned activities.

People

What human resources or expertise must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? We are seeking for a qualified and dedicated IT person to assist the development and maintainance of IT related activities.

How will you involve these people?

Technology.

What technology resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? How will you obtain these technology resources? We intend to engage in fundraising and seek contribution from organisation and people in to bring together materials and resources for this project.

Materials

What material resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? 2 Laptop Computers, cameras (video and photo) a printer and publishing software.

How will you obtain these material resources? Fundrasing .

Other What other resources must the team seek out or add to all the other resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals? Budget to implement the above mentioned activities.

How will you obtain these other resources? Fundrasing and members contributions.

Sustainability and Scalability.

How will you ensure your goals will be completed if unforeseen circumstances interrupt the project, such as changes in the leadership of the project or outputs taking longer to complete than anticipated?

The project i.e. CC will be hosted by OLE Rwanda in partnership with different university institutions in the country. Thus, in their collaboration agreement, all the stakeholders have undertaken, to the best of their means and in consideration of reasonable situations, to ensure a successful achievement of CC goals even in case some unpredicted events may occur.

How will you communicate the project's on-going progress and setbacks within the jurisdiction and the CC Affiliate Network? (e.g. email list updates, meetings, press releases)

• By e-mails list updates; • Regular Meetings; • Publication, reports and Press releases; • Phone communications, etc

How will you document the project so that others may replicate or learn from your efforts?

Collaboration

Please have a look at other roadmaps. (available at http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC_Affiliate_Network, click on a flag to see that team’s roadmap.) How could the jurisdiction's plans help drive or support other jurisdictions' activities?

By exchanging on ongoing activities and updating each other on cc trends to learn from each other.


What are other jurisdictions doing that might support or contribute to the project?

We can learn from other jurisdictions especially those located in developing countries and Africa and East Africa in particular.

Would you be interested in mentoring new jurisdiction teams?

Once we have established firmly our cc chapter.

Conversely, would you be interested in having a mentor from a more experienced jurisdiction team?

Yes

Regional

Suggest three possible projects on which you can collaborate with other teams on a regional level. If you are not yet involved with the regional network, please contact the regional spokesperson (if any) or notify CC HQ to put you in touch with others.

Strengthen community building in East Africa; establish collaboration and exchange mechanisms and explore planning in unison for activities of common interest.

How do you plan to contribute to these projects?

By getting actively involved in the above mentioned activities

Translation

In what language(s) will you promote CC in the jurisdiction and why?

CC- Rwanda chapter will be promoted in English, French and Kinyarwanda. This is because these three languages are officialy used in Rwanda, the latter one being the national language common to all Rwandans.

In which of these languages are licenses already available? CC0?

None

Into which of the remaining languages do you intend to translate the licenses? CC0?

French and Kinyarwanda

How will you involve the local language(s) community?

By translating and making available materials to local languages(kinyarwanda)

Misc.

Any additional comments? (Optional) Timeline 2011-2012

1st Quarter.

Activity Person Resources (from fundraising)

1st Workshop for community building and adaptation of cc framework and tools (licences) Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1500

2nd workshop on cc Rwanda strategic planning and action plan development Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 2000

1st publication of a cc newsletter November 2011 ( and several blog posts) and the establishment of a mailing list. Jacques $ 1200


2nd Quarter

Activity Person Resources (from fundraising)

1st paper cc Rwanda chapter and a semester report. Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1000

1st workshop on monitoring cc Rwanda activities Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1500

Publishing 2nd newsletter, press release Jacques $ 1200


3rd Quarter.

Activity Person Resources (from fundraising)

1st paper cc Rwanda chapter and a semester report. Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1000

1st workshop on monitoring cc Rwanda activities Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1500

Publishing 2nd newsletter and press releases Jacques and Fred $1200

4th Quarter

Activity Person Resources (from fundraising)

2nd paper cc Rwanda chapter and cc activities workshop( including evaluation of existing materials ) Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1500

Last newsletter and paper Jacques, Fred and Prosper $ 1500

Monitoring and evaluation reports as well as annual report Jacques $ 1400

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