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“CABI is an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our approach involves putting information, skills and tools into people’s hands. CABI’s 50 member countries guide and influence our work which is delivered by scientific staff based in our global network of centres.”

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“CABI is an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our approach involves putting information, skills and tools into people’s hands. CABI’s 50 member countries guide and influence our work which is delivered by scientific staff based in our global network of centres.”

Knowledge Equity Lab – Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

“The Knowledge Equity Lab is an inclusive, trans-disciplinary space that seeks to challenge multiple forms of exclusion within the highly unequal structure of knowledge production and exchange. It aims  to be an experimental space which enables the cultivation, exploration and celebration of different ways of knowing. 

Housed at the Centre for Critical Development Studies at UTSC, the lab enables collaboration and partnerships with diverse knowledge makers seeking to advance shared goals of knowledge inclusion, epistemic diversity, and the centering of marginalized and underrepresented knowledge as a means of social justice and change….”

Promoting Open Access Through Accessible Open Textbooks

“On the eve of International Open Access Week October 19-25, 2020, Koneru Bhaskara Rao & Hemalata Human Development Foundation <https://elearning.hdfoundation.in> and Open Access India <http://openaccessindia.org/> are jointly organising a live event on “Promoting Open Access Through Accessible Open Textbooks “, in line with the theme of OA Week, 2020 “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”. The interactive live event will enable the participants to gain knowledge about Open Access and accessible Indian open textbooks (to be) created on Pressbooks (Open book publishing platform). Please submit the form to express your participation interest.”

Just One Giant Lab – Learning and Solving Together

“Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) is the first research and innovation laboratory operating as a distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for collaborative task solving. JOGL helps humanity to sync onto fixing our most urgent and important problems using Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous Learning. JOGL partners with academic labs, companies, startups, foundations, NGOs and public services to create participatory research programs for understanding and solving Health, Environmental, Social and Humanitarian issues….

Come challenge yourself by fostering humanity’s open knowledge and developing solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) defined by the United Nations!…

By making the process of contributing to solving important challenges accessible and valorizing for anyone, we want to multiply the number of contributors by 10 (from 5 millions to 50 millions) in 10 years, while making all produced knowledge, tools and methodologies universally open for use and adaptation….”

Open Scholarship as a mechanism for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract:  Traditional methods of scholarly publishing and communication are ineffective in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has demonstrated that, in times of need, the global research community can activate and pool its knowledge and resources to collaborate on solving problems. The use of innovative Web-based technologies, including open source software, data-sharing archives, open collaboration methods, and the liberation of thousands of relevant research articles from proprietary sources show us that the fundamental components of a fully open system are readily available, technologically efficient and cost-effective. If we are to achieve the SDGs by 2030, systematic reform and explicit adoption of open scholarship strategies at scale is necessary. We propose that the United Nations and parallel entities take a position of leadership by creating or funding an organisation or federated alliance of organisations to implement these reforms.

The Global Impact of Open Access and How Academic Libraries Can Help Shape It

“Join us on Monday March 16th at 8 a.m. ET for the third of a four-part webinar series organized by Cornell University Library that brings together librarians and thought leaders around the world to address the challenges outlined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“The Global Impact of Open Access and How Academic Libraries Can Help Shape It” will focus on how Open Access repositories can contribute to work being done in furtherance of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and how academic libraries can help best support these endeavors….”

Open Science for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda

“The background: The first United Nations Open Science Conference was organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) in November 19, 2019 in the UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the conference, “Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda”,  aimed into elevating the discussion about open science and open research to the global level and to examine the role of open science in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The conference brought together representatives of open science initiatives from around the world (OpenAIRE, Hindawi, LA Referencia, Scielo, AfricanLII and others), early career researchers, library directors and policymakers….”

Open Science for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda

“The background: The first United Nations Open Science Conference was organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) in November 19, 2019 in the UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the conference, “Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda”,  aimed into elevating the discussion about open science and open research to the global level and to examine the role of open science in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The conference brought together representatives of open science initiatives from around the world (OpenAIRE, Hindawi, LA Referencia, Scielo, AfricanLII and others), early career researchers, library directors and policymakers….”