Promoting Open Access in St Vincent and the Grenadines
St Vincent and the Grenadines hosted a "Consultative Workshop on Open Access" from 26 - 27 March 2013, with the aim of drafting an "Open Access Policy" for the country.
Twelve policy makers, librarians and academics from St Vincent and the Grenadines, gathered for a consultative workshop from 26 to 27 March 2013, to familiarize open access and to develop an Open Access (OA) policy for the country. The workshop focused on better understanding of open access and brainstorming essential elements to draft such a policy.
During the workshop, strong commitment was expressed to use open access in all scientific and educational research materials produced with public funds in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The workshop was facilitated by Swarna Bandara, an open access specialist from Jamaica, who will draft an Open Access policy, which will be presented to the Government of St Vincent before the end of July 2013.
The consultative workshop was organized by the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the National Commission for UNESCO.
Contact: Hara Prasad Padhy, Advisor in Communication and Information for the Caribbean, UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean (h.padhy(at)unesco.org)
Bhanu Neupane, Programme Specialist, Knowledge Society Division, CI Sector (b.neupane(at)unesco.org)
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