The Sierra Leone Research and Education Network (SLREN) and the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education(MTHE), is set to host key stakeholders of science, research and innovation to discuss a national approach to open science in the West African country.
Who will be there? This symposium will gather diverse stakeholders, including representatives from the science, education & research communities, policy-makers, library professionals, IT practitioners, and funders in Sierra Leone.
They will explore various open science topics, including infrastructure, policy development, and capacity building. This event will begin a process towards creating a national open science policy and action plan.
Day 1: Engaging discussions on open science matters
Day 2: Formation of task forces to drive the open science agenda
The ultimate goal of this symposium is to foster an environment conducive to adopting open science practices across Sierra Leone’s research community. The Ministry of Technical and Higher Education’s commitment to supporting the National Research and Education Network (NREN) and open science initiatives in Sierra Leone will be crucial in promoting practical information, awareness, education, and stakeholder involvement. This collaborative effort is dedicated to making open science an integral part of the national agenda.
Date: Wednesday, August 23, and Thursday, August 24, 2023
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 UTC
Venue: New Brookfields Hotel, Freetown
This symposium is organised by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN). The UK Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) generously funds this important event.