The Access to Knowledge Global Academy is a collaborative initiative founded in 2008 to promote academic scholarship, research, and policy analysis on access to knowledge for development around the world. The Global Academy consists of a network of scholars at institutions in the U.S., Brazil, Egypt, South Africa, China, India and Ethiopia.

The ISP has benefited from a close working partnership with the Access to Knowledge for Development Center at The American University in Cairo, led by Professor Nagla Rizk. In 2012, the ISP was pleased to host as a visiting fellow another prominent member of the Global Academy, Professor Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza of ITS in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The expanding global network includes:

Access to Knowledge For Development Center, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Institute for Technology & Society, Fundacao Getulio Vargas School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Direito GV, Fundacao Getulio Vargas School of Law, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Institute for Policy and Law, Beijing Normal University, School of Law, Beijing, China.

Center for Intellectual Property Rights Research and Advocacy, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.

Intellectual Property Law and Policy Research Unit, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Institute for Global and International Studies, George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington DC, USA.