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Conference with Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences at UNESCO

Posted on 21 October 2020

Conference with Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences at UNESCO 

Thursday 22 October, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (CET), via Zoom 

 

The Information Society Working Group is pleased to announce the event ”Open with purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion. Discussing the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

Speaker: Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO 

Moderator and Discussant: Sunita Tripathy, Ph.D. researcher, EUI 

 The presentation will be based on 'the first draft of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science' that was tabled with the Director-General, UNESCO by the Open Science Advisory Committee on September 30, 2020.    

Noting that the global COVID-19 health crisis has proven worldwide the urgency of access to scientific information, sharing of scientific knowledge, data and information, enhancing scientific collaboration and science- and especially recognizing the urgency of addressing complex and interconnected environmental, social and economic challenges for the people and the planet, including poverty, health issues, access to education, rising inequalities and disparities of opportunity, natural resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, land degradation, climate change, natural and human-made disasters, spiralling conflicts and related humanitarian crises among others, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has formulated recommendations with the aim of promoting a common understanding of Open Science and diverse paths to Open Science that may allow the new normal to be an improvement over the current status quo. We will interact with Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO and discuss the recommendation considering the above-mentioned theme of the International Open Access Week of 2020.       


Everyone is welcome to attend. To register, please send an e-mail to [email protected]