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Kelsey Wiens

Open Textbooks 4 Africa
Public Lead
The Internet
Open Policy - Open Business Models - Open Textbooks

Kelsey is an Open Innovation expert. She has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an education focus. She is also the head of re:share a strategic African based NPO designed to support access to information through open licensing and innovation. Kelsey has run projects across the continent including the Pan-African Open Advocate Program, #openafrica, Kumusha Bus stops, and Africa Toolkits. Previous projects include driving innovation with Siyavula, Nolwazi, WikiAfrica, University of Cape Town IP Unit, City of Cape Town Open Data Project, and the Shuttleworth Foundation.

Kelsey Wiens is a librarian and current Public Lead Creative Commons South Africa. Creative Commons is the global standard for legal sharing. Kelsey has expertise in IP Law, Educational Resources, Policy, Open Business Models and Community Building. Kelsey's talent is creating a robust local and international partnerships and communities. She was recently named one of South Africa’s brightest young minds by Mail & Guardian and was a speaker at 2015 TEDxCapeTown.

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