OER Dynamic Coalition webinar for World Book and Copyright Day

A UNESCO event for World Book and Copyright Day

a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a year to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations.

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.

This Dynamic Coalition webinar is a panel discussion on the “role of open solutions, such as OER, Open Access, and open data, in promoting and enhancing access to information and knowledge for all.”

When (in your local time): 2023-05-04T14:00:00Z2023-05-04T15:30:00Z-- Register for this webinar.


  • Dr. Arianna Becerril Garcia, Professor of Computer Sciences, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and Executive Director of Redalyc
  • Mr Alex Gakuru, Activist for openness and transparency and consumer Empowerment/Former Regional Coordinator – Africa, Creative Commons.
  • Dr. Devika Madalli, Professor, The Documentation Research and Training Centre Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
  • Mr Stephen Wyber, Director, Policy and Advocacy, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • Mr Bhanu Neupane, Advisor for Communication and Information, UNESCO
  • Ms. Zeynep Varoglu, Senior Programme Specialist, Communication and Information sector, UNESCO
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