Ten Librarians Set to Attend Open Science Training Curtesy of National Research Foundation, UNESCO and South Africa Department of Science and Innovation.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in collaboration with UNESCO and the Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa, is set to provide funding for ten librarians from within the UbuntuNet Alliance region to attend an Open Science training taking place as a pre-conference event to UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 on 23rd November 2022. This is in addition to the ten librarians that are set to attend the same training under the funding of the European Union (EU) through the AfricaConnect3 project.

As part of our capacity building exercises, UbuntuNet Alliance holds an Open Science training annually. This year the training it set to take place under the title “Implementing Open Data in accordance with the FAIR and CARE Principles for Data Curation” and it will focus on open data management and establishment of open data repositories.

The activity was set to train ten librarians under the AfricaConnect3 project which is funded by the EU. However, we are excited that ten additional librarians will be taking part through funding provided by NRF, UNESCO and the South Africa Department of Science and innovation. The funding will cover transportation fees, accommodation expenses and will also include a paid registration fee for the librarians to attend the UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 conference. This funding shall also pay for the trainer, Dr. Jo Havemann, who is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management.

UbuntuNet Alliance thanks all the funders of this event for committing resources to further the cause for Research and Education throughout Africa.

Read more about the event here: https://ubuntunet.net/uc2022/

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