[IRTalk] Towards a Data Infrastructure Framework, UbuntuNetConnect 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 November 2017

African Science africaopenscience at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 15:37:40 SAST 2017

Dear all

Presentations available at: http://africanopenscience.org.za/?p=594

The African Open Science Platform partnered with the organisers of the
2017 conference <https://events.ubuntunet.net/> and hosted a workshop –
focusing on data infrastructure and capacity building – to 65 participants
from all over Africa. From previous workshops presented, it was evident
that Ethiopia faces the same needs in terms of open science policy,
infrastructure to exchange and make data openly available, and capacity

Prof. Afework Kassu (State Minister for Science and Technology, Ethiopia)
welcomed all, and during his opening made the comment that openness should
be embraced towards global peace. He further said that we need to lay the
foundation for future citizens. We also need universities and industries to
work together to promote further innovations. The important role of digital
library systems to benefit students and staff was highlighted. A Science
Cloud, and Science Cafes in the city for citizens to benefit from, are just
two of the very successful initiatives. He ended by saying that Africa
needs a continental strategy for Science and Technology towards addressing
the objectives of the United Nations 2036 agenda

View the workshop programme by clicking here

Kind regards

Ina (on behalf of AOSP Team)

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