5th consultation on Action Lines C3 & C7 "Open access to scientific information”:

10 May 2010 (16:00-17:30), ITU Building, Room L, Geneva, Switzerland

Science and technology are essential for attaining peace, poverty eradication, sustainable development and promoting a dialogue among different cultures and knowledge systems. Equal access to scientific and technical knowledge and basic services through appropriate technologies, lead to better living standards, especially for the excluded segments of societies. 

The WSIS Action Lines C3 Access and C7 e-Science identified the role of Governments and all stakeholders to: 

  • Promote internet connectivity for all universities and research institutions;
  • Promote the publishing, differential pricing, and Open Access models of distributing scientific information;
  • Promote peer-to-peer scientific exchanges;
  • Promote the long-term systematic collection of scientific data;
  • Promote principles and metadata standards for research and cooperation.

This interactive meeting provided updates on contributions to achieving the Action Lines as well as significant upcoming initiatives and key global events. Speakers delivered concise presentations and the moderator will be facilitating questions from the audience and stimulating a lively debate. 

The meeting was moderated by Mr. Indrajit Banerjee, UNESCO focal point for Open Access. 

Panelists

  • Ms Sonia Abdellatif Jellibi, President, Tunisian Association for Scientific Research Assistance over the Net (Atarsnet), Tunisia, and Mr. Karim Chine, Director of Cloud Era Ltd, Open Science in the cloud, towards a platform for knowledge sharing and digital solidarity 
    Presentation
  • Mr Marco Zennaro, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Open Academic Webcasting
    Presentation
  • Mr Abel Caine, UNESCO, Open Access Journals 
    Presentation

Meeting document

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