The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
from 4-8 September 2023
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Dr Ana Persic is the acting Chief of section for Science Policy and Partnerships at the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Ecologist by training with a PhD in Ecotoxicology, Dr Ana Persic joined UNESCO in April 2006 in the framework of the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere program within the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences in Paris. She has then served as a Science Specialist at the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York from 2011-2018. Her work relates to strengthening the science-policy interface and promoting science, technology, and innovation in implementing the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and sustainable development goals (SDGs). Currently, she is coordinating the development of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.
Recognizing Open Science as a true game-changer in addressing the pressing planetary and socio-economic challenges, UNESCO is leading a global dialogue with the aim of developing the first international standard-setting instrument on Open Science in the form of a UNESCO Recommendation. The Recommendation is expected to define shared values and principles for Open Science and identify concrete measures on open access and open data, with proposals to bring society closer to science and commitments to facilitate the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge worldwide. In her presentation, Dr Ana Persic will talk about UNESCO’s vision of using Open Science to strengthen the links between science and society and bridge the science, technology, and innovation (STI) gaps. She will describe the transparent and inclusive consultative process for developing the future UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, and introduce the draft text of the Recommendation, which will be submitted to the UNESCO Member States for final adoption in November 2021.