Posts Results for tag: Open and Collaborative Science

Talking “Citizen Science” in remote communities of the Kyrgyz Tien-Shan mountains

By Aline Rosset of University of Central Asia Photos by Stephanie Gentle The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science (KMEECS) project combines citizen science on the community level, environmental research and curriculum linked programming to foster awareness of and interaction with the local environment. At the same time it aims at generating locally relevant […]

Open and Democratic Access to Knowledge for Grassroots Communities

Why do we need to increase access of knowledge resources for grassroots communities? How do we increase access of knowledge resources for grassroots communities? Is it ethical on the part of researchers to collect information from individual/community knowledge holders and never communicate back their research results to the original knowledge providers? What kinds of knowledge […]

We Came, We Saw…We Collaborated! (A Recap of OCSDNet’s Inaugural Workshop)

After a highly competitive selection process, the OCSDNet Advisors and Coordinating Team convened with 14 short-listed applicants for the OCSDNet Proposal Development Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya from October 13th-15th. This diverse group of applicants represent a range of disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives on Open and Collaborative Science (OCS) from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, […]

All Set for the OCSDNet Proposal Development Workshop!

After a successful call for concept notes that saw 90 applications from across the Global South, we are pleased to announce that 15 applicants have been shortlisted to attend the OCSDNet Proposal Development Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, from October 13th to 15th 2014. The applicants represent 11 countries, with 3 projects from Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 […]