UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

06/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2021 02:48

Implementing UNESCO’s OER Recommendation in Francophone Africa

Representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Mali, the Republique of Congo and Senegal, as well as from France and Norway focused on strengthening dialogue and interaction between the ministerial and institutional levels. They also shared experiences on the potential of OER in Francophone Africa for quality, innovation and access to learning in the current Covid 19 context.

Best practices for accessing and using Francophone OER, and the use of artificial intelligence in the area of OER being piloted in cooperation with Francophone institutions were shared to support the development of regional capacity building and policy activities. The added value of OER for ensuring knowledge sharing to support the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was also highlighted in the meeting.