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UNESCO Open Access Initiatives/Jaco du Toit & Mika Odido

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High-level Meeting & Workshop on Environmental and Scientific Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries. Madagascar, 4-6 December 2017

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UNESCO Open Access Initiatives/Jaco du Toit & Mika Odido

  1. 1. UNESCO Open Access Initiatives The Communication and Information and the Ocean Science programmes. Jaco du Toit Communication and Information Adviser UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa j.dutoit@unesco.org Mika Odido IOC Coordinator in Africa Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO m.odido@unesco.org
  2. 2. What is Open Solutions?  Universal access to information and knowledge is key to the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue.  UNESCO’s Open Solutions Programme targets leaders, professionals, researchers and ICT users.  Open Educational Resources – providing teachers and learners with high-quality teaching and learning materials that allow for free use, adaptation, and distribution;  Open Access to scientific information – enabling scientists and researchers to share and access scholarly information on the latest scientific advances;  Free and Open Source Software – providing a wide range of tools and processes for creating, exchanging, and sharing interoperable software and solutions efficiently and effectively.
  3. 3. UNESCO Open Solutions Programme Open Access to Scientific Information; Open Educational Resources; Free and Open Source Software; Open Mapping; Open Data.
  4. 4. Open Access to Scientific Information …. the online availability of scholarly information to everyone, free of most licensing and copyright barriers  Open Access repositories: the ‘green’ route to Open Access;  Open Access journals: the ‘gold’ route to Open Access. Open Science Directory http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/ Aquatic Commons: http://aquaticcommons.org/ Ocean Docs: http://www.oceandocs.org/ http://www.iamslic.org/publications/inventory-of-marine- and-aquatic-repositories
  5. 5. Open Access to Scientific Information  National level institutions establishing Open Access policies;  Member States enacting National policies on Open Access;  Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access
  6. 6. Open Educational Resources …. Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution.
  7. 7. Open Educational Resources
  8. 8. Open Educational Resources OER Commons is a freely accessible online library that allows teachers and others to search and discover open educational resources (OER) and other freely available instructional materials https://www.oercommons.org/ massive open online course (MOOC) is a free Web-based distance learning program that is designed for the participation of large numbers of geographically dispersed students. https://www.mooc-list.com/
  9. 9. Activities:  OER Community on the WSIS Platform;  OER Research Chairs: Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Brazil; Publications:  Guidelines on Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education;  A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER). Partnerships:  Commonwealth of Learning (COL);  Hewlett OER Project. Open Educational Resources
  10. 10.  Data Management  Marine Meteorology  Ocean Observation  Information Management  Disaster Recovery (ocean data and information)  Marine GIS  Marine Spatial Planning  Marine Biodiversity  Harmful Algal Blooms http://classroom.oceanteacher.org/) https://vimeo.com/iode Regional Training Centres: UEM, Mozambique; KMFRI, Kenya; CRODT, Senegal Ocean Sciences
  11. 11. Open Mapping .. promote dialogues and engagement through the use of ICTs as a means to assist their coordination mechanisms, where need to be made resilient to disaster. Communities are sensitized in understanding the concept and practice of Disaster Risk Reduction through designed training and mapping activities using open street map. The project has created an online Open-Source Map for Mathare in Kenya that serves as an advocacy tool for community organizations in the area.
  12. 12. International Coastal Atlases Network-ICAN …to share experiences and to find common solutions to Coastal Web Atlas (CWA) development:  user and developer guides  handbooks and articles on best practices  information on standards and web services  expertise and technical support directories  Education  Outreach  funding opportunities, e.t.c global-level operational interoperability which will evolve as the ICAN members strive to increase awareness of the opportunities that exist for increased coastal and marine data sharing among policy makers and resource managers as strategic users of a CWA http://ican.iode.org/members
  13. 13. Open Data Engaging young women and young men to develop mobile applications for sustainable development. The project has created an online Open-Source Map for Mathare in Kenya that serves as an advocacy tool for community organizations in the area.
  14. 14. International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange programme  Data: Ocean Data Portal http://www.oceandataportal.org/  People: OceanExpert https://www.oceanexpert.net/  Publications: OceanDocs | IMAR (COVERED EARLIER)  Practices: OceanDataPractices http://www.oceanbestpractices.net/  Journals: OpenScienceDirectory  Learn: OceanTeacher (COVERED EARLIER)  Biodiversity: OBIS http://www.iobis.org/  Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa  www.odinafrica.org
  15. 15. UNESCO Open Access Initiatives The Communication and Information and the Ocean Science programmes. Jaco du Toit Communication and Information Adviser UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa j.dutoit@unesco.org Mika Odido IOC Coordinator in Africa Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO m.odido@unesco.org

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