At the continental level, LIBSENSE has forged strategic partnerships with UNESCO. LIBSENSE participated in the global consultation process towards the standard-setting instrument to guide the global path for open science. Thoughts were included in the draft UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science; this draft was ratified at the General Conference of UNESCO on November 23, 2021. The Recommendation provides a critically valuable framework for the adoption of open science policies and practices in countries around the world.
Read the statement prepared by LIBSENSE for UNESCO, where the former proposed a set of principles and actions for open science indigenous to Africa.
LIBSENSE and RUFORUM are in agreement to provide contemporary platforms to enable agriculture research data sharing and open access publishing. As part of the collaboration, training on research data management will be developed as repeatable open education resources (OER) for RUFORUM researchers and librarians.