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C3 - C7


Facilitation Meeting: WSIS Action Line C3 (Access) and C7 (e-Science)
UNESCO
18 May 2009, 14:30 - 16:00
ITU Headquarters, Room B

  • This session will focus more specifically on opening access to scientific data and knowledge, building on the prior discussions of the High-Level Panel on Accessing Knowledge.

  • It is well recognized that science and technology are pillars of socio economic development and “knowledge societies” are societies that are scientifically informed. However, few universities and research institutions, particularly in developing countries, have full access to research, even if it was publicly financed.

  • This session will examine the role of open access to scientific knowledge in contributing to sustainable development and will discuss avenues for ongoing and future action in this field.

  • In addition, a short presentation of the newly launched WSIS community platform will share ways on how the Action Lines can best continue their discussions and work in between face-to-face meetings.

For more information, please contact Miriam Nisbet (wsis@unesco.org), Director of UNESCO’s Information Society Division.

English-French interpretation is offered for this meeting.

To follow the meeting through the web-cast, please click here!

 

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