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“Through Water”: Promoting and communicating Open & Collaborative Research with a public exhibition

By Aliya Ibraimova of the KMEECS project/CAMP Alatoo Summary: The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science (KMEECS) project operates at the grassroots level in remote mountain communities of Central Asia. The goal is to collect local level-data on water resources with rural schools, while fostering applied environmental education. As an innovative endeavour for communicating […]

Openness and collaboration: knowledge sharing within OCSDNet and beyond

By: Aline Rosset, KMEECS, Kyrgyzstan Summary: – The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science (KMEECS) project operates at the grassroots level in remote mountain communities of Central Asia. The goal is to collect local level-data on water resources, while fostering applied environmental education. – Through encouraging local teachers and students to participate in shaping […]

Reflections from #ICTD2015 (May 15 – 18th, 2015)

Reflections from #ICTD2015 (May 15 – 18th, 2015)   Earlier this month, members of the OCSDNet team attended the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) (http://ictd2015.org/) in Singapore. We hosted an open panel session (video available here) to discuss with those present at ICTD 2015 how open approaches to science might […]

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 […]