Date(s) - 17/11/2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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“Photo courtesy: UN Women.”
If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it’s that global crises require global cooperation and scientific solutions need to serve humanity. But paywalls and ‘Ivory Towers’ can impede the benefits of science and scientific research from reaching the people.
Unveiled on 17th November, 2020, UNESCO’s Open Science Declaration pushes for “science for society” and “science with society” through open scientific research, open access and open communication that make science serve humanity, and move us towards the decolonization of knowledge.
On 17th November, PRIA, in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and the UNESCO Delhi Cluster Officer, brought together scientists and social actors to facilitate citizens’ feedback from the South Asia region to the Open Science Declaration.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Moderator: Ms. Sumitra Srinivasan, PRIA
Rapporteur: Ms. Niharika Kaul, PRIA
|11:00 am – 11:10 am IST||Welcome and explain the OS Process
|Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan,
India, Maldives and Sri Lanka
|11:10 am – 11:25 am IST||Introducing Open Science Brief- ‘Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and with communities
A step towards the decolonization of knowledge’
|Key note presenter, Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founder-President, PRIA and UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education|
|11:25 am – 11:35 am IST||Speaker Response
|Prof. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD)|
|11:35 am – 11:45 am IST||Speaker Response
|Dr. Bhavani Rao, UNESCO Chair, Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment (India) (Director, AMMACHI Labs, Director CWEGE)|
|11:45 am – 11:55 am IST||Speaker Response
|10 Min||Dr. Samiran Panda, Scientist and Director, ICMR National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune|
|11:55 am – 12:25 pm IST||Q/A
|30 Min||Ms. Sumitra Srinivasan (PRIA) will be moderating the discussion|
|12:25 pm – 12:30 pm IST||Wrapping up||5 Min|
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