E-science (C7)


Science, like education, is central to UNESCO’s mandate.  In addressing this role, UNESCO has paid particular attention to the free flow of scientific information, with the aim of enabling researchers and practitioners from all countries to participate in research and innovation and freely access publicly financed research.

Action Line C7 has focused particularly on access to scientific information and the diffusion of scientific content and knowledge.  This addresses an important challenge for researchers in developing countries that is caused by the high access costs of scientific journals and poor internet connections in their countries.

>> Read Full text about this action line (ITU website) 

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