Madagascar Report from a High-Level Meeting on Environmental & Scientific Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries

View the report by clicking here. View the speech by the Minister by clicking here. The mentioned report has been released on Monday 2 October 2017 by the following: Mme NOASILALAONOMENJANAHARY Ambinintsoa Lucie Point Focal National (PFN) du Réseau Africain des Informations Environnementales (RAIE) PFN du GEO en Afrique Membre du Groupe des Experts de […]

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Presentations (Slides) from the Madagascar International Workshop on Environmental and Scientific Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries

Tuesday 5 September 2017 Welcome Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary, National Focal Point AfriGEOSS, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Member of AOSP Technical Advisory Board, Madagascar Opening Speech Dr Ndahimananjara Johanita, Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar Introduction and Objectives of the Workshop: the Madagascar Context Chair: Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary  Objectives and Output […]

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Towards opening up research data from Madagascar

Madagascar generates a wealth of research data towards finding and informing sustainable solutions to environmental challenges faced nationally, but also globally. Valuable data intensive research is conducted in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, meteorology, disaster management, food security, agriculture, oceanography, and more. The Nairobi Principles for Data Sharing agreed upon in 2014 encouraged […]

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AOSP Report & Timeline to Date

During the week of 17 – 24 August 2017 the AOSP project was audited by KPMG, and we are looking forward towards the recommendations and outcome of the audit. To keep you posted, we would like to share a preliminary report on the project, as well as a list of activities during the past 10 […]

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Madagascar Meetings on Environmental and Scientific Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries, 4 – 8 September 2017

To take the Madagascar Open Data agenda forward, PASTD CODATA has partnered with the African Open Science Platform Project and other key stakeholders to host a series of events, addressing environmental and scientific open data for sustainable development goals. The African Open Science Platform project is extremely proud of being part of this event. Please register […]

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Upcoming CODATA 2017 International Conference ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’, 8-13 October, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Africa will be well represented during the upcoming CODATA Conference in Saint Petersburg. Dr Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, will give a keynote presentation at CODATA 2017. Dr Serageldin is also a member of the African Open Science Platform Advisory Council.  Read more. Please email us should your paper be accepted for […]

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Presentations during the AOSP/RDA Workshop

The following is now available as an outcome of the AOSP/RDA Workshop presented during the 14th AAU General Conference in Accra, Ghana, 7-8 June 2017: Presentations from AOSP/RDA Workshop Day 1 (7 June 2017) CODATA: Open Data, FAIR Data and Open Science/Simon Hodson The African Open Science Platform (AOSP)/Susan Veldsman Introduction to the International Council for […]

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Members of the AOSP Technical Advisory Board Announced

We would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following members of the African Open Science Platform Technical Advisory Board, which might evolve as the project progresses. The current members are: Prof Joseph Muliaro Wafula (Chairperson) Director: ICT Centre of Excellence & Open Data – iCEOD, JKUAT (Kenya) Mrs Susan Veldsman (Co-Chair) Director: Scholarly Publishing Program, […]

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Africa embracing open science through a workshop presented in Accra, Ghana

One of the outcomes of the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) is to better understand the continent, and how it can utilize open science to make research and the accompanying data sets, more accessible, visible, and beneficial for researchers worldwide. For data to be reusable, it should be curated in a trusted way, and then […]

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