[Irtalk] UN readies tool to widen science and tech access - SciDev.Net

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 15:47:26 SAST 2015

*A UN programme to improve access to research funding and technology for
poor nations is set for approval this week, according to sources close to
the negotiations.*

The Technology Facilitation Mechanism will include a website and, possibly,
a mobile phone app that will unite all UN programmes related to science and
research and development. It will also map global science performance and
collate open access technologies and science publications to make it easier
for researchers in developing countries to access them, says the draft
agreement for this week’s Financing for Development conference in Ethiopia.

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