President ECOSF Participated in the 2nd Open Science Conference

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The three-day conference organized by the Department of Global Communications, Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), Division of Sustainable Development Goals brought the global discussion on open science and climate action to the United Nations and highlight national and IGO policies and Open Science initiatives from around the world on July 21-23, 2021.

During the 2nd Open Science Conference, key Intergovernmental Organization and publishers, and research practitioners engaged in a public dialogue on tackling the pandemic to addressing climate change, and policymakers. The conference deliberated on Open Science – what lessons can be learnt from COVID-19 and how this can be applied to actions addressing the global climate crisis, at the interface of science, technology, policy, and research. On behalf of ECOSF, President ECOSF Participated in the event.

The Conference was opened by Ms. Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs of UN-DESA and Mr. Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief of Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The Keynote addressed by Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle the Assistant Director General of UNESCO. Dr. Nair-Bedouelle said that we need science for peace to bring science to the doorstep of everyone, we can only do so through open science and open access.

The First day of discussion was based on Policy Makers and Open Science

The first Day of the Open Science UN virtual Conference closed on recognition: “We should remember the creators of the Web at CERN did not patent it, allowing us to benefit from it; an example we should follow for open science innovations.

The second day of the conference was opened by Ms. Astra Bonini, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, DESA a Keynote addressed by Professor Geoffrey Boulton, International Science Council. The discussions were based on Science-Policy-Society Interface and Open Science and Equity in Open Scholarship

The third day of Conference Introduced by Mr. Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief, Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Keynote address by Dr. Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor of Comparative Literature (retired), University of Montréal. The Discussion was based on Academia and Open Science Infrastructure and Scholarly Communications.

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