Open Science is increasingly seen as “Science for the Future” and the “Future of Science”. Science is not necessarily accessible by all, inclusive and readily available. Science can contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNESCO was tasked to lead a global dialogue on Open Science, to identify globally-agreed norms and practices in order to create a standard-setting instrument.
The session will address what open science means for Africa, the challenges and opportunities for making science accessible to all, assess the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, and identify concrete measures advance science in Africa
Opening Rremarks By
Round Table “Towards a Global Consensus on Open Science”
Moderator: Peggy Oti-boateng, Director, Science Policy and Capacity Building Division, UNESCO
Rapporteur: Samuel Partey / Martiale