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Balthas Seibold

Knowledge Commons .de » Peer-producing knowledge: a game-changer for development cooperation? - Question 5 of 10 on ‚learning by sharing' - 4 views

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    Learning modes and principles of open, commons-based peer-production therefor have the potential to provide the "gold standard" of enhancing future skills, competencies, connections, capacities of people and their organisations on a global scale. In short: peer-to-peer learning around open, commons-based peer-production is a game changer in international development cooperation.
Kevin Stranack

The Lyon Declaration - 3 views

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    "Increased access to information and knowledge, underpinned by universal literacy, is an essential pillar of sustainable development. Greater availability of quality information and data and the involvement of communities in its creation will provide a fuller, more transparent allocation of resources."
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    "In this context, a right to information would be transformational. Access to information supports development by empowering people, especially marginalised people and those living in poverty, to: - Exercise their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. - Be economically active, productive and innovative. - Learn and apply new skills. - Enrich cultural identity and expression. - Take part in decision-making and participate in an active and engaged civil society. - Create community-based solutions to development challenges. - Ensure accountability, transparency, good governance, participation and empowerment. - Measure progress on public and private commitments on sustainable development. "
Kevin Stranack

Open Economics http://http://openeconomics.net/ - 4 views

Excellent addition -- thank you for sharing it.

module1 Open Economics

Kim Baker

BIODIVERSITY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA - 1 views

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    Traditional Healers Organization For Africa: " Biopiracy and Indigenous Traditional Medicine Knowledge The blatant plunder of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources in South Africa continues unhindered and without State monitoring. Since 1997, We have been monitoring private and public enterprises (or their intermediaries) who are actively collecting, sampling and acquiring traditional knowledge for the development of pharmaceutical products. What concerns us is that international organizations are entering South Africa to carry out this research. Not even the World Health Organization are free of scrutiny in this regard. "Biopiracy" refers to the use of intellectual property laws (patents, plant breeders' rights) to gain exclusive monopoly control over genetic resources that are based on the knowledge and international of indigenous peoples. Biopiracy and bioprospecting don't just happen in the field ; biopiracy is even more likely to take place in the laboratories of industry and academia, and in patent offices in the cities not even in South Africa."
robert morris

Journal of Free Software & Free Knowledge - 3 views

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    This journal needs authors. I was thinking of collaborative writing, iteration, article building.
gabrielromitelli

Matthew Smith - Open Development: networked innovations in innovation development - 0 views

Open Development is certainly one aspect of the open culture that we should focus more, especially the participants who come from developing countries. I hope you all enjoy this study, and I would...

open development open culture

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