The 2nd OpenWater symposium and workshops – September 16-17, 2013 The OpenWater symposium aims at sharing experiences, tools, training materials and model codes applicable in the water domain. Several open source tools are emerging and initiatives are currently taken to initiate open standards and interfaces. OpenWater will be organised as a series of invited presentations,… More »
UNESCO has become the first agency of the United Nations to adopt an Open Access policy for it publications, following a decision of its Executive Board [Click here].
The PowerPoint presentations of the official launch of HOPE Initiative, 25-27 June 2013, Paris (France) are now available
The PowerPoint presentations of the 26th of June 2013 corresponding to the official launch of HOPE Initiative, in Paris (France), are now available on this web page. To download the presentations, open the programme by clinking on the following link [PROGRAMME] and then click on “[PDF]” after each presentation’s title.
The official kick-off meeting of HOPE Initiative was held in Paris (France) from the 25th to the 27th of June 2013. As coordinating partner of the initiative, UNESCO invited the Steering Committee [AMCOW, AwacaB, SANWATCE and UNECA] and the Consultative Expert Working Group to three-day-meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.The main goal of the meeting was… More »
The official kick-off meeting of HOPE Initiative will be held in Paris (France) from the 25th to the 27thof June 2013. As coordinating partner of the initiative, UNESCO invited the Steering Committee [AMCOW, AwacaB, SANWATCE and UNECA] and the Consultative Expert Working Group to this three-day-meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.The main goal of the… More »
Prof. Mashauri joined the HOPE’s Advocate Programme: Prof. MASHAURI is SADC-WATERNET Professorial Chair holder of IWRM at Polytechnic of Namibia since February 2010. Prof Mashauri graduated with a PhD in 1986 in water resources engineering at the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland. Since graduation Dr. Mashauri has been teaching and researching in the field… More »
Pr. Bonzi-Coulibaly joined the HOPE’s Advocate Programme: Pr. Yvonne Bonzi-Coulibaly, with a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg is full professor at the University of Ouagadougou. It recognizes 25 years of teaching and research in organic chemistry and in the environment. His research in the field of the environment relates… More »
Dr. Starkl joined the HOPE’s Advocate Programme: Dr. Starkl is Senior Scientist at the Competence Centre for Decision Aid in Environmental Management at the Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research at BOKU University, Vienna. Dr. Starkl has completed his education in Vienna, Austria and Newcastle, UK. He received his PhD in 2008 from BOKU… More »
Dr. Takács joined the HOPE’s Advocate Programme: Dr. Takács is the CEO of Dynamita, an environmental process modelling company. Previously he was Manager of Development at EnviroSim (BioWin software) and Hydromantis (GPS-X software). Dr. Takács has completed his education in Budapest, Hungary, followed by Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and received his PhD in Environmental Technology from… More »
The Information Economy Report 2012: “The Software Industry and Developing Countries” by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The report provides specific recommendations on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for national policy makers and includes two examples of the value of LPI’s training and certification programs for ICT development [The full report is available at: http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ier2012_en.pdf].