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Open Access advocacy through Academies of Sciences and other National Scientific Organisations (max. 20)

Vincent Wintermans, Boubakar Barry, Wieland Gevers, Jonathan Harle, Rüdiger Klein, John Marks, Jackie Olang, Kay Raseroka
Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), 10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch (Google Maps)
08h30 - 13h00
About this workshop

This workshop will explore how National Academies in the Global South and in particular in Africa see their role in promoting Open Access - in the broad sense, including publications, data, open software and open educational resources; identify specific barriers to introducing OA; discuss ways to influence national policy to the benefit of the optimal sharing of scientific publications and data; and how UNESCO can play a part in this.

The experts are invited to discuss the following questions:

  1. How can academies, public funders and other scientific organizations contribute to the development of an open science culture in their countries?
  2. To what extent can good practices of promoting for Open Access by National Academies elsewhere inspire sister organisation in the global south?
  3. How can UNESCO strengthen the promotional activities for Open Access of Academies in the global south in the framework of its Open Access Strategy?
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