Posts Results for tag: OCSDNet

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, […]

Reflections from Josique Lorenzo, on the concluded OCSDNet Workshop

Josique Lorenzo, from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre in Costa Rica, was one of the participants at the OCSDNet Workshop. She had the following to say about it all at the official network launch:     I am coming from Costa Rica and I am very happy to be here with you tonight […]

Reflections from Najat Sajib on the concluded OCSDNet Workshop

Dr. Najat Saliba, Director of the Nature Conservation Center, NCC at the American University of Beirut, was one of the participants at the recently concluded OCSDNet Proposal Development workshop. Below are her reflections about the 3 days that she shared during the network’s official launch event:   There was a little girl who was told […]

5. Lidia Brito, on Open and Collaborative Science towards enhancing South-South Cooperation

  Why are you interested in supporting OCSDNet? I think that when we talk about open and collaborative science for development it’s really a very important movement. More than ever, scientific communities have to work together in order to address the development challenges that are beyond their own borders. There are regional, there are even global […]

3. Apiwat Ratanawaraha on Inclusive Development, Innovation and Open Knowledge

     Why are you interested in supporting the OCSDNet? I believe that fundamentally knowledge should be open. That’s the bottom line for promoting development. This belief started a while ago when I was working on my doctoral dissertation on technological standards. I examined how latecomer countries and firms caught up technologically and economically with […]