3rd Open Science Conference: “Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals, Democratizing the Record of Science”
Taking place virtually from 8 to 10 February 2023 and organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Department of Global Communications in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division of Sustainable Development Goals, and UNESCO’s Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building.
Panels and keynotes will focus on three streams:
More information, including the concept note, registration and detailed programme, is available on the Conference website: https://www.un.org/library/OS23
The Global South E-Health Observatory has launched a call for projects to identify and support innovations, using information & communication technologies (ICTs), that contribute to improving access to quality healthcare in the Africa/Asia region.
Register your project by 20 FEBRUARY 2023 in the Global South eHealth Observatory. You will then be invited to share more specific information regarding your application.
The shortlisted projects will be referenced in the Observatory (https://www.odess.io/en/), from which an expert committee will select the most relevant applications. Laureates will receive a prize as well as financial aid and technical support for a period of one year. Since its creation, the Observatory has granted support to 33 laureates.
More information https://www.odess.io/en/the-global-south-e-health-observatory-launches-its-call-for-projects-2023/
The 5th AfLIA Conference & 7th African Library Summit takes place in Ghana 22 - 26 May 2023.
Registration is now open
Farming with raised planting beds reduces soil compaction and improves the quality in general. It also keeps crops protected during times of excess rainfall. Yields are increased.
SAWBO (Scientific Animations Without Borders) has released an animation describing how to implement and maintain the technique.
More details of their development in Kenya can be found from https://sawbo-animations.org/233 with downloads available for computer, broadcast and cell phone in Bengali, Chinese, Creole, English, French, Lingala, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.
Organised by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the Information Literacy Association. The eighth ECIL conference will be co-organized and hosted by Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.
Conference management system opens: November 2022
Abstract submission deadline: 22 January 2023
Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 19 February 2023
Deadline for submitting final versions of abstracts: 12 March 2023
Authors’ notification on final decision on abstract category: 2 April 2023
Registration opens: 1 May 2023
More details: http://ecil2023.ilconf.org/
Follow the live streaming of the World Science Forum 2022 being held in Cape Town https://worldscienceforum.org/
Combating the spread of misinformation online is one of the biggest issues facing us. Join the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the European University Institute, Google and YouTube for the next Fighting Misinformation Online summit on 29 November in Brussels and online, bringing together European policymakers and partners to collaborate on tackling misinformation. Register today.
Dr Nwaichi, a biochemist at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has been awarded the 2022 John Maddox Prize for engaging communities in conflict to research solutions to pollution in the oil fields of the Niger Delta. The judges commended her for putting forward evidence and trial methods for soil recovery, courageously advancing public discourse with sound science despite the personal risk.
The John Maddox Award recognises individuals who stand up for sound science and evidence in the public realm, despite facing hostility and personal risks. It is important that we acknowledge and appreciate the tireless efforts these individuals have made in order to advance public discussion on difficult topics.
Read Dr Nwaichi’s story: https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/maddox-prize-2022/
Over 250 health journals across the world have come together, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) taking place in Cairo, Egypt in 6 – 18 November, to simultaneously publish an editorial urging world leaderso deliver climate justice for Africa.
The editorial concludes that Africa has suffered disproportionately although it has done little to cause the crisis now facing the world.
Summary article: http://www.ukhealthalliance.org/over-250-health-journals-urge-world-leaders-to-deliver-climate-justice-for-africa/
Full text editorial: https://www.bmj.com/content/379/bmj.o2459