Michelle Willmers

FORCE11 Member since January 18, 2016


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Michelle Willmers has a background in academic and scholarly publishing and has worked as a consultant and institutional project manager in scholarly communication, with a focus on the African and developing country context, since 2008. Prior to that, she gained significant experience as an academic journal editor and publishing manager. She was a senior team member in the Shuttleworth Open Educational Resources UCT initiative, Programme Manager of the IDRC Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme, and Project Manager of the OpenUCT Initiative. Most recently, she has served as Project Manager and Researcher in the University of Cape Town (UCT) project component of the World Wide Web Foundation's Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) initiative. She is currently the Curation & Dissemination Manager of the Global South Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project in the Centre for Innovation in Learning & Teaching at UCT.