Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit in Ghana 2018


Applications are currently been invited for the Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit in Ghana 2018, eligible persons are by this notice invited to apply for this program.

goal is to create a conversation and set of actions on OSH, among African actors, and between them and the international community, in order to adopt OSH principles and practices appropriate to our context. This alternative path to education, research, scholarly communication and manufacturing is crucial given the barriers imposed by closed knowledge systems and the traditional Intellectual Property (IP) regime.

Type: Conference/Summit

Field: Science and Technology

Eligible countries: African countries

To be Taken in : Ghana

The AfricaOSH plan to host about 100 participants from across Africa and the rest of the world for three days in Kumasi, Ghana.

Running from 13th – 15th April, 2018, Africa OSH Summit will include:
1) Presentations and working group discussions on challenges, opportunities and recommendations to contextualize a Global Open Science and Hardware Roadmap for Africa by 2025; and to make African academic research more visible and accessible
2) Workshops on making, hacking and DIYBio for a wide range of stakeholders to experience the process of design, co-creation, problem solving and to contribute ideas to OSH development
3) Unconference sessions by networks, startups, and innovators from Africa and the Global South

By partaking in OSH Africa, you will be at the forefront of promoting sustainable change in Africa, by enabling Africans to solve our own problems. This has tremendous implications for the future outlook of the continent.

Logistics and Accommodation arrangement will be communicated to applicants.

Ghana provide Visa-on-Arrival for all Africans. Non-African passport holders should indicate their for a Visa (Visa on arrival also be arranged for in certain cases)

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