President ECOSF participated as Panelist in the UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science Policy Strategy and Implementation

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UNESCO Jakarta Office held a consultative meeting on Open Science on August 26, 2021 - as part of part of a series of regional consultations aimed at building a global consensus on open science. UNESCO has been developing a recommendation on Open Science, wherein Dr. Manzoor Soomro has been contributing as an expert; it will be considered at the next Session of the UNESCO General Assembly in Paris in November 2021.

As part of the mapping process, UNESCO invited President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro to participate in the Focus Group Discussion on Open Science Implementation in Pakistan. Other experts from Pakistan were Prof. Zabta Khan Shinwari of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Dr. Tariq Bashir of Pakistan Council for S&T. The discussion centered around the ways and means to strategize the Open Science Policy framework.

To support the development of an implementation strategy and mechanisms to promote Open Science for accelerating SDGs in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Jakarta, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) and the International Science Council Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC-ROAP) have partnered together to seek consultative views on national implementation strategies and mechanisms to promote Open Science for Accelerating SDGs in Asia and the Pacific.

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