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Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies


Hosted by:

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


The event will offer webcasts by experts to provide important background information for participants and to help stimulate dialogue and discussion around three main questions:


1. What are the ways that access to information (and more narrowly open access) contributes to sustainable development? Please elaborate in case studies and examples if possible.

2. How can libraries and information centres promote the adoption of access to information as part of the "post-2015 agenda, in particular SDGs"? Have you considered contacting your relevant Ministries to ensure that access to information, open access, and information providers (such as libraries and information centres) are reflected in the National Development plans?

3. What can we do collectively - for example, through COAR, FAO and IFLA- to raise awareness of open access and access to information in the context of SDG discussion?

Earlier Event: September 4
Africa Open Data Conference
Later Event: September 9
Data Visualization Summit