About the event
The global irrevocable and free access to quality research and data that is Open Science promises to accelerate the rate of discoveries and significantly increase the impact of research and education and the skills for growth in emerging economies.
However, such open scholarship must be adopted to ensure real and substantial benefits for research and societies in Ghana. Part of the challenge is to understand the local landscape and identify strategic opportunities for intervention where contextually tailored solutions can be developed and aligned with global standards.
The science, education and research community of policy-makers, practitioners, activists and funders in Ghana gathered to discuss a wide array of open science matters, including infrastructure, policy and capacity building, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra on Wednesday, October 19, 2022..
After successful events in Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire, the third iteration of the LIBSENSE Open Science Roadmaps in Ghana sought to:
- Highlight the importance of open science/scholarship and access to research in achieving the SDGs and develop a shared vision for an open science policy framework for Ghana
- Consult with diverse stakeholders and partners to understand the landscape and establish a priority-setting process
- Identify opportunities for building synergies in the science, tech, and innovation ecosystem for open science
- Co-create a roadmap for an enabling policy environment for Ghana, including priority infrastructure and capacity building
The event was organised by WACREN and jointly hosted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), the Ghanaian Academic and Research Network (GARNET) and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), with support and funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) UK.