This scheme complements ADAN-UK’s goal to contribute to the capacity building of HE and FE institutions in Africa.
Through the books4Africa initiative, ADAN-UK members collect unwanted academic books and journals in the UK, and donate them to institutions in Africa that are in dire need of these resources. The books are donated to institutions that express an interest, and those that our members partner through teaching and research activities.
We work with other organisations (such as airlines, logistics companies) to facilitate the shipping of our books to our partners.
2013 Books to Ghana
The books were donated by the Nottingham University Business School staff members and gifted to The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in Accra, Ghana. The books were shipped by McDan Shipping Company as part of their corporate social responsibility activities.
2014 Books to Kenya
Once again the Nottingham University Business School staff members generously donated books and journals to Riara University in Nairobi. Prof. Kiarie Mwaura the Vice Chancellor received the books on behalf of the University.
2015 Books to Zimbabwe
We continue to support new academic institutions in Africa. Our collection this year was to the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University. Ms Gwangu, Librarian acknowledged our donations: “On behalf of the ZEGU Library, I would like to acknowledge and thank you for your generous donation of books and journal collection. Your contribution and support is greatly appreciated, it makes it possible for us to expand and widen our library collection”.
2017 Books to Kenya
ADAN-UK continued to receive the generous support from staff members at the Nottingham University Business School. The support was to a new University in Nyeri County. ADAN-UK worked closely with the Catholic Diocese of Nyeri to deliver on our mission of capacity building of HE institutions in Africa.
2018 Books to Ethiopia
ADAN-UK has been working in Ethiopia and the donations to the Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Commerce was well received by the Head of the School, Dr Abeba Beyene and The Chief Librarian Mr Mesfin Gezahegn. The books were shipped by Mallory International Limited in the UK.