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 Plan of Action 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
Promote peer-to-peer scientific
Promote the long-term systematic
collection of scientific data;
Promote principles and metadata
standards for research and cooperation
This interactive meeting will provide
updates on contributions to achieving the Action Lines as
well as significant upcoming initiatives and key global
Speakers will deliver concise
presentations and the moderator will be facilitating
questions from the audience and stimulating a lively debate.
The meeting will be moderated by Mr.
Indrajit Banerjee, UNESCO focal point for Open Access.
*English & French interpretation will be