The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education are collaborating on an international webinar series. The events will support the UNESCO consultations on the creation of a 'Recommendation on Open Science', an international normative document to be adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November of 2021.
The webinar series is based on a brief titled 'Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and With Communities A Step Towards the Decolonization of Knowledge'. It has been prepared by Florence Piron (Université Laval), Leslie Chan (University of Toronto), Lorna Williams (University of Victoria, Lil’wat First Nation), Rajesh Tandon (PRIA India) and Budd Hall (University of Victoria).
The sessions will deliberate answers to questions such as why and how should science be ‘open’? And, whether this openness also enables citizens globally to contribute to science, such as through citizen science or participatory action research projects.
The webinar series will take place as per the following schedule. Click on the links below to register:
- Caribbean region - Thursday 15 October
- Latin America and the Spanish speaking world (Spanish) - Wednesday 21 October
- Africa (English) - Monday 26 October
- Francophone Africa and Haiti Francophonie (French) - Tuesday 27 October
- Maghreb (Arabic) - Wednesday October 28
- Europe-North America (French) - Friday October 29
- Pacific region (English) – Tuesday 3 November
- South and South East Asia (English) - Tuesday 17 November
- International Indigenous Circle - Thursday 12 November
- Brazil and Portuguese Europe and Africa (Portuguese) - Thursday 19 November
- North America-Europe (English) - Friday 20 November
The ACU is a collaborating partner of this series and we look forward to welcoming our members from across the Commonwealth.