This important scientific meeting, mainly focused on digital technology, brought together, face-to-face and online, an audience of personalities and experts from the academic world, including representatives of some twenty WACREN partner countries, the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and its academic and research institutions (including the Virtual University of Côte d'Ivoire), and the Permanent Delegation of Côte d'Ivoire to UNESCO.
The inaugural conference of the he event, delivered by HE Mrs.
Bakayoko-Ly Ramata, was an opportunity for the speaker to explain the recommendation of the UN organization on Open Science with a view to a broad consideration of this concept by the United States.
Finally, beyond the infrastructures and the digital specialists, it is now a question of opening the door of knowledge wider so that all the trades feel involved and integral in the dissemination of science and from this point view "WACREN is a powerful tool at the service of Open Science in Africa" said the keynote speaker, before concluding that "Open Science was the subject of a recommendation from Unesco and it is now coming back African countries to strive to be champions in the democratization and dissemination of knowledge.
The 7th edition of the West and Central Africa Education and Research Network -WACREN- Annual Conference on the theme "Open Science in Africa - Connecting the Dots" was held on Thursday 28 April at lecture hall A at Félix Houphouët-Boigny University in Cocody..Read Full Story