The United Nations convened the first Open Science event on 19 November 2019 at the New York headquarters with the theme “Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda”. Thomas from the MboaLab at Yaounde was invited to give a presentation on open science, which included open hardware and specific mention of AfricaOSH.
The concept note for the conference included the following:
“The global move to Open Science will directly facilitate the United Nations 2030 Agenda. As an enabler of several Sustainable Development Goals, Open Science can become the driving force behind scientific integrity in the service of humanity, democratisation of the research cycle and an impetus for regional development in scientific conduct – especially relevant for public health.”
The presentation from Thomas was well received, and had a particularly good review from a representative from Japan.
A link to the presentation is available here.