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1 1 Daisy Ouya, OA consultant ICT in Education, Science and Culture Section Communication and Information (CI) Sector UNESCO eIFL General Assembly, Lund 6-8 August, 2010 UNESCO Open Access Programme Objectives and Activities

2 Outline UNESCO Mission and the OA Programme OA Programme objectives Recent achievements Near-term activities Longer-term plans Call for partnership

3 A. Background UNESCO Building peace in the minds of people Mission: Building of Peace Alleviation of Poverty Sustainable Development Intercultural Dialogue

4 Major Sectors 1. Education 2. Natural Sciences 3. Social and Human Sciences 4. Culture 5. Communication and Information

5 B. UNESCOs Open Access programme 3 Divisions Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace Communication Development Information Society Open Suite Strategy programmes - OER -OTPOTP - FOSSFOSS -Open Access (OA)Open Access (OA C&I Sector

6 OA logo designed by PLoS

7 Why OA? –Knowledge societies are informed societies –N-S disparity in information access and exchange

8 OA Repositories Map (July 2010)

9 OA Programme objectives (For 2010 – 2011) Publishers facilitate open access Countries/institutions mandate open access Global Map of Open Access Initiatives and Stakeholders developed

10 C. Recent achievements OA web page developed – live on 23 July 2010

11 D. Partners/advisors to the OA programme eIFL ICTP OASIS EPT Individual OA experts

12 12 E. Near-term activities 1. Regional OA workshop in Africa – planned for Oct/November 2010 – UNESCO/EIFL/ICTP Topics: Open approaches to scholarship OA benefits for researchers, research institutions, funders, countries OA policies and mandates Benefits of OA publishing and OA business models Libraries and OA

13 1. Regional OA workshop in Africa – planned for Oct/November 2010 Target participants: Regional policy institutes National Science policy bodies Universities International Research NGOs Journal editors/publishers

14 1. Regional OA workshop in Africa – planned for Oct/November 2010 Target countries: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia

15 E. Near-term activities 2. Berlin Conference, Beijing, Oct 2010

16 E. Near-term activities 3. Mapping of OA initiatives worldwide Outputs: Publication and website

17 17 F. Longer-term activities Major future focus likely to be OA Advocacy Capacity building Support to IR development Policy makers, Librarians & Researchers are central to success. Will continue to work in partnership

18 G. UNESCO strengths Cross-cutting mission of peace building, poverty alleviation, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue Global priorities: Africa and Gender equality Global outreach: 32 offices worldwide, including 15 in Africa 18

19 19 G. Conclusion UNESCO seeks to partner with active OA programmes, and contribute UNESCOs unique strengths to advance Open Access to information

20 20 Thank you


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