Date : November 23, 2022

SESSIONS
EVENTS
MODERATORS
08:30am Welcome Tea
Opening Session

9:00am -
10:30am
  • Setting the stage
  • Welcome Address - Shedden Masupe, BotsREN
  • Opening Address - by MESD Minister
  • UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science - Martiale Zebaze Kana, Regional Office for Southern Africa
  • Keynote - “Open Science - What next?” - Kostas Glinos (Science & Technology policy expert)
10:30am - 11:00am Tea with savouries (Cafe on Level2 BIH)
Session 1

11:00am -
12:30pm
  • Open Science and the Policy Environment in Botswana
  • An update on the Botswana Research and Education Network (BotsREN) - Shedden Masupe.
  • The policy framework for science and technology in Botswana - Prof. Nelson Torto
  • Open Data and Innovation: Matters Arising - TBD
  • LIBSENSE - Building communities to strengthen local and national OS services - Omo Oaiya
12:30pm - 14:00pm Lunch (Buffet, Drinks and Dessert) and Networking
Session 2

14:00pm -
15:30pm
  • Towards Open Access and Open Science: The Role of Botswana Library and Information Centres in BotsRen
  • Ms. N Maphakwane, Director-Library and Information Services BOU
  • Dr A Lebele, Director- Library & Information Services BIUST
  • Mr J Seanego, Director- Library & Information Services BUAN
  • Ms K Radijeng, Head Library & Research-BITRI
  • Ms P Ntokwane Manager-Knowledge Management and Dissemination (BIDPA)
  • Mr A Maisiri Director-Library and Information Services UB
  • Iryna Kuchma Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
Prof. K. Moahi - Deputy Vice Chancellor-Academic Services BOU
15:30pm - 16:00pm Tea with biscuits
Session 3
16:00pm - 17:30pm
  • Coordinating To Develop a National Open Science Action Plan
  • a. Think Global, Act Local - COAR
  • b. Break out groups on follow-up actions
  • Tshepo Tsheko
    Vasilis Koulolias
    Prof K Moahi