About the event
With the establishment of the Botswana Research and Education Network (BotsREN), the NREN and the library community are looking to foster open science and open access to playing a critical role in the creation, management, discovery and reuse of scholarship.
At the LIBSENSE Open Science Symposium – Botswana, key stakeholders spanning policy-makers, library communities of practice, researchers, social innovators and funders in Botswana gathered to discuss a wide array of open science matters, including infrastructure, policy and capacity building.
Co-located with UbuntuNet Connect 2022, the Symposium was held in Gaborone at the Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub, Science and Technology Park on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
This fourth iteration of the LIBSENSE Open Science Roadmaps in Botswana sought to explore the following:
- Status of Open Science (OS), Open Access (OA) in Botswana
- Policy Framework on Open Access and Open Science
- Institutional Culture and Open Science/Open scholarship
- Building capacity to support open science, or investing in human resources
The event was organised by WACREN and jointly hosted by MCKT, MESD, Botswana Research and Education Network (BotsREN) and the Botswana Libraries Consortium (BLC).