OpenMed – Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean countries

“Five partners from Europe and nine from South Mediterranean Countries are working together to widening participation and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) as a bottom-up approach to support the modernisation of the Higher Education sector in Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan….”

Directory of Free Arab Journals

From the LibLicense announcement by ElHassan: “I am writing to you to announce the release of the second version of the Directory of Free Arab Journals . It is an independent initiative to produce a directory for all OA journals produced in Arab countries, curated and funded by a group of OA activists in the region (myself included). The website was there since 2013 the new version released last week includes over twice as many journals and many new website features. It currently lists 250 journals from 172 publishers in 17 Arab countries. The guide is published under a CC-BY-NC license….”

Dubai declaration or recommendations on open education

“Last year about this time, news stories set us up to expect the imminent release of the Dubai Declaration on Open Access to Learning….I’ve been searching ever since and haven’t found the declaration.

Subsequent news stories suggested that the title changed to Dubai Recommendations on Open Access to Learning….But I can’t find the recommendations either.

Does anyone have a URL for the declaration or recommendations? Or does anyone know why they might not yet have been released?”