National Conference on 'Opening up by Closing the Circle: Strengthening Open Access in India'

UNESCO New Delhi is partnering with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) to organize a National Conference on the theme ‘Opening up by Closing the Circle: Strengthening Open Access in India’. The Conference will be held in New Delhi on 21 October 2013, the first day of the international Open Access Week (21–27 October).

The event will bring together leading experts to review India’s present Open Access (OA) environment; to discuss how existing OA programmes could be promoted and upscaled, and new initiatives could be developed; and to design a roadmap for OA in the country. In recognition of the need for a national OA policy in India, the Conference will include a roundtable that will bring key stakeholders together to make recommendations for the formulation of a National Policy on Open Access.


Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 21.10.2013 09:00 local time
End 21.10.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Panevska, Iskra
Contact Iskra Panevska (Email:, Phone: +91 11 2671300 Ext 215)
Country India
City New Delhi
Venue Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website
Link 1 Announcement of the National Conference in New Delhi, including the Concept Note and Programme for the Conference
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