IGF 2018 WS #246 Open Access: more N/S collaboration or more S/N dependency?

Format: 

Round Table - 90 Min

Subtheme: 

Organizer 1: Amélie Banzet, Etalab
Organizer 2: Guerry Guerry, DINSIC
Organizer 3: Florence Piron, Laval Université, Canada

Speaker 1: Amélie Banzet, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Guerry Guerry, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Florence Piron, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Relevance: 

Open Access is generally perceived as a way to share knowledge for free, and consequently, as a chance for developing countries to "catch up" with the rest of the world in terms of innovation and research. Is it really so? Or does Open Access has also some indesirable effects for developing countries, like preventing them to select their own areas of interest, to build their researches on their own values, or to foster their own views on what "innovation" means?

Session Content: 

The roundtable with gather 6 researchers, 3 from Northern countries and 3 from Africa or Haïti. Among possible participants: Florence Piron, Bastien Guerry, Roberto Di Cosmo, Antonin Benoit Diouf, Rency Inson Michel, Sophie Madiba, Thomas Mboa, Djossè Tessy.

The discussion will be introduced by Florence Piron and led by Bastien Guerry and someone from Africa/Haïti.

Interventions: 

Florence Piron will first describe the issue at stake (see http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Qui-sait.html for an in-depth view of the issue) in 10 minutes then Bastien Guerry will moderate a discussion between all participants, each of them explaining whether Open Access is a chance or a threat.

Diversity: 

The roundtable with gather 6 researchers, 3 from Northern countries and 3 from Africa or Haïti. Among possible participants: Florence Piron, Bastien Guerry, Roberto Di Cosmo, Antonin Benoit Diouf, Rency Inson Michel, Sophie Madiba, Thomas Mboa, Djossè Tessy.

Online Participation: 

We will share a framapad.org link, an IRC channel and a Twitter/Mastodon hashtag. The online moderator will monitor these channel and report questions and reactions live. The framapad notes will then be used as a draft for a collaborative report of the session.

Discussion Facilitation: 

The onsite moderator will first introduce the general topic, then say a few words on each participant. She will then explain that the session is also live online and that participants to the onsite session can raise questions at any time, if this is okay with the speakers. She will then start the discussion among speakers and keep a balanced timing amont them and interactions with the onsite and online audience.

Onsite Moderator: 
Online Moderator: 
Rapporteur: 

Contact Information

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