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Saturday, May 11 • 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Open Access to Knowledge from French speaking Africa: progress and discussion of strategies using existing networks

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Western modernity has invented, at the same time as capitalism and colonization, a certain type of knowledge that it has decreed to be the only valid: the so-called "scientific" knowledge. It’s acceptance has led to a cognitive injustice between the North and the global Souths with knowledge mainly moving in the direction North – South. Open Access can be part of a solution but only if it gives also access to the knowledge of the countries in the Global Souths. In a Roundtable discussion we want to explore ways to bring about wanted change in the Global Souths

Session notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PeYtV3em4-n1Hp1Hs2dw2i9rcmOXHg7fypvloXwka8Y/edit

Speakers
avatar for Tom Olyhoek

Tom Olyhoek

Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals
I am a molecular microbiology researcher with ampel living and working experience in Europe and Africa. I have done research on tropical and exotic diseases like malaria, sleeping sickness and Lyme disease. Since 2012 I work on advocacy for open science and open access with OKF and... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Co-Organiser of Africa OSH and President of Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa (APSOHA)., Projet SOHA
I am a PhD Candidate at Laval University (Canada), working on: The Contribution of the maker movement to the sustainable development of Africa. For this purpose, I am studying 3 Fablabs based in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal. One aspect of my research is to describe how African... Read More →


Saturday May 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Tokyo Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal

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