[CODATA-international] Fwd: Towards a Data Infrastructure Framework, UbuntuNetConnect 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 November 2017

Simon CODATA simon at codata.org
Thu Nov 2 05:01:24 EDT 2017

Members of the CODATA International Community may be interested in the information below about a workshop 'Towards a Data Infrastructure Framework’, convened by the African Open Science Platform project at the UbuntuNetConnect 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 November 2017.

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> From: African Science <africaopenscience at gmail.com>
> Subject: Towards a Data Infrastructure Framework, UbuntuNetConnect 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 November 2017
> Date: 1 November 2017 at 16:37:40 GMT+3
> To: african-open-science-platform at googlegroups.com
> Dear all
> Presentations available at: http://africanopenscience.org.za/?p=594 <http://africanopenscience.org.za/?p=594>
> The African Open Science Platform partnered with the organisers of the UbuntuNetConnect 2017 conference <https://events.ubuntunet.net/> and hosted a workshop – focusing on data infrastructure and capacity building – to 65 participants from all over Africa. From previous workshops presented, it was evident that Ethiopia faces the same needs in terms of open science policy, infrastructure to exchange and make data openly available, and capacity building.
> Prof. Afework Kassu (State Minister for Science and Technology, Ethiopia) welcomed all, and during his opening made the comment that openness should be embraced towards global peace. He further said that we need to lay the foundation for future citizens. We also need universities and industries to work together to promote further innovations. The important role of digital library systems to benefit students and staff was highlighted. A Science Cloud, and Science Cafes in the city for citizens to benefit from, are just two of the very successful initiatives. He ended by saying that Africa needs a continental strategy for Science and Technology towards addressing the objectives of the United Nations 2036 agenda <https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiNttPqqp3XAhXFBBoKHWEuAnoQFggsMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.un.org%2Fen%2Fafrica%2Fosaa%2Fpdf%2Fau%2Fagenda2063.pdf&usg=AOvVaw22hlvdvvBHu1AIe0JXB-d8>.
> View the workshop programme by clicking here <https://events.ubuntunet.net/indico/event/15/>.
> Kind regards
> Ina (on behalf of AOSP Team)
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