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Open Science & Open Access Principles and Practices in East African Community Partner States

Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa) together with PLOS was honored to host the

Published onSep 23, 2022
Open Science & Open Access Principles and Practices in East African Community Partner States

Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa), PLOS and the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) hosted the East African Community Research Councils, Library Consortia, Directors of Research( Universities & Research Institutes), Ministries, and directorates responsible for STI and higher education in partner states in the workshop whose goal was to enhance acceptance and adoption of Open Science and open access principles and practices for increased socioeconomic development and regional integration of the East African Partner States.

Meet the speakers

Joy Owango- Executive Director, Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa)

Dr Sylvance Okoth- Head of Scientific Research and Development (R&D) and the Acting Deputy Executive Secretary for Projects and Programs at the East African Science and Technology Commission.

Roheena Anand- Executive Director, Global Publishing Development at Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Dr. Nokuthula Mchunu- Deputy-Director of the African Open Science Platform (NRF-AOSP)

Ana Persic- Programme Specialist for Science Technology and Innovation Policy, UNESCO

Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze- Professor and Dean of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Recording Session


UNESCO recommendations on open science

San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment

More About East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) has been established as a semi-autonomous institution of the EAC by the 5th Extra-ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State held on 18th June 2007, in accordance with Chapter 16, Article 103 (a) of the Treaty on the Establishment of the East African Community, where the Partner States undertook to promote cooperation in the development of Science & Technology within the Community. EASTECO has an overall function of coordinating and facilitating the activities of the EAC Partner States and national science and technology institutions to promote the development and application of science, technology and innovation in all its aspects.


More about PLOS

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.


More about the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) recognizes the need to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. The idea to write the declaration was developed in 2012 during at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco. It has become a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines and all key stakeholders including funders, publishers, professional societies, institutions, and researchers.


More about UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture


More about TCC Africa

The Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa), is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication.


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