Madagascar: National workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) policy

When, local time: 
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 8:30am to Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 4:30pm
Where: 
Madagascar, Antananarivo
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO will hold a 3-day national workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) policy in Madagascar. This event aims at: presenting the OER resources of partners in Madagascar, and demonstrate their importance and their potential for transforming education; finalize the national strategy for promoting OER in the country and elaborate a work plan for its implementation.
The national workshop will attract participation of Ministries, Cities and local authorities and National Institutes in Madagascar. UNESCO recognizes the potentials OER holds to widen access to education at all levels, both formal and non-formal in a perspective of lifelong learning, and to improve both cost-efficiency and quality of teaching and learning outcomes.

To operationalize the 2012 Paris OER Declaration, UNESCO, with sponsorship of William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has launched projects to assist Member States to develop strategies and policies on OER.

Madagascar participated in the UNESCO Regional Seminar on OER Policy for Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 24 November 2015.