UNESCO Workshop for the Development of the Kenya National OER Policy

When :

from Tuesday 28 January, 2014
to Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Stanley Sarova Hotel, P.O. Box 69671 - 00400 Kimathi Street, CBD, 00400, Nairobi, Kenya

Contact :

Jaco Du TOIT, Advisor for Communication & Information (j.dutoit@unesco.org) and Abel Caine, Programme Specialist for Open Solutions, Communication and Information Sector (a.caine@unesco.org)

Within the framework of the building inclusive knowledge societies for sustainable development through the development of innovative ICTs and open solutions, the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa will hold a workshop for the development of Kenya National Open Educational Resource (OER) Policy in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Workshop is a direct follow-up to the 2012 World Congress on Open Educational Resources which released the Paris Declaration on OERs calling on Governments to openly license all educational materials produced with public funds. Supported by a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA), UNESCO is working with the Governments of Kenya, Oman, Bahrain, and Indonesia to implement dynamic and relevant policies to guide and recognize teachers and learners to find, adapt, use, develop, and share open educational resources.

This event is part of UNESCO’s continued efforts of promoting the application of ICTs to enhance the quality of and access to education, including the stimulation of production, sharing and access to open educational resources (OER).